Children in outpatient follow-up: perspectives of care identified in interviews with puppet

Ana Carolina Andrade Biaggi Leite, Willyane de Andrade Alvarenga, Júlia Rezende Machado, Letícia Falsarella Luchetta, Rebecca Ortiz La Banca, Valéria de Cássia Sparapani, Rhyquelle Rhibna Neris, Denisse Cartagena-Ramos, Miguel Fuentealba-Torres, Lucila Castanheira Nascimento

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


OBJECTIVE: To analyze the perspective of children on their health condition and experiences related to outpatient hospital care and the use of the puppets as a playful strategy to collect data. METHOD: A qualitative study with 16 children diagnosed with chronic diseases recruited in a pediatric outpatient clinic in countryside of Sao Paulo. Data were collected in October 2016 using a semi-structured interview and a puppet to facilitate communication. The interview transcripts were subjected to inductive thematic analysis. RESULTS: We constructed four themes: "Children in ambulatory follow-up: what do they know?"; "Emotions manifested in outpatient follow-up"; "The outpatient clinic of my dreams" and; "The use of puppets and the playful universe of interviews". FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: We identified the reasons and main feelings experienced during outpatient care, as well as the children's preferences regarding the physical and structural aspects of the outpatient clinic.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)e20180103
Number of pages1
JournalRevista gaucha de enfermagem
StatePublished - 18 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Children in outpatient follow-up: perspectives of care identified in interviews with puppet'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this