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Table 2 The questions answered by the parents before and after the procedure

From: Measuring patient experiences in a Children’s hospital with a medical clowning intervention: a case-control study

Questions for the parents before the procedure
Background information• Child study number a
• Relationship with the child: Mother / Father / Other
• Does the child have a diagnosis yet? Yes / No
• If the child has a diagnosis already, is the disease a: Short term disease / Long term disease / No diagnosis yet
• Have you visited this children’s hospital before? Yes / No
• Are you familiar with the child’s upcoming procedure? Yes / No
• Has your child undergone the upcoming procedure before? Yes / No
Emotions and expectations• How is your child feeling about the procedure in your opinion? E.g. happy, relieved, nervous, frustrated … a
• How are you feeling about the upcoming procedure? a
• What expectations do you have for the procedure? a
• On a scale from 1 to 5, are you currently feeling uncertainty, fear or nervousness towards your child’s sickness or disease? b
Questions for the parents after the procedure
Background information• Child study number a
• Relationship with the child: Mother / Father / Other
Emotions, fluency of the procedure and fluency of the hospital day• On a scale from 1 to 5, how well did the procedure go as a whole from your point of view?c
• On a scale from 1 to 5, how well did the procedure meet your expectations? c
• What is your topmost feeling at the moment? a
• On a scale from 1 to 5, are you currently feeling uncertainty, fear or nervousness towards your child’s sickness or disease? b
• Open feedback on the study or the hospital day a
  1. aOpen answer
  2. bLikert-scale from 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree)
  3. cLikert-scale from 1 (very poorly) to 5 (excellently)