Published on in Vol 8, No 11 (2020): November

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/23626, first published .
Parental Experiences of the Pediatric Day Surgery Pathway and the Needs for a Digital Gaming Solution: Qualitative Study

Parental Experiences of the Pediatric Day Surgery Pathway and the Needs for a Digital Gaming Solution: Qualitative Study

Parental Experiences of the Pediatric Day Surgery Pathway and the Needs for a Digital Gaming Solution: Qualitative Study

Arja Rantala 1*, RN, MHSc;  Miia M Jansson 2*, RN, PhD;  Otto Helve 3*, MD, PhD;  Pekka Lahdenne 4*, MD, PhD;  Minna Pikkarainen 5*, PhD;  Tarja Pölkki 6, 7, 8*, RN, PhD

1 Research Group of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu , FI

2 Research Group of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu , Oulu , FI

3 Pediatric Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki , FI

4 Department of Pediatrics, Helsinki University Hospital , Helsinki , FI

5 Research Group of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Oulu, Oulu , FI

6 Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu , Oulu , FI

7 Department of Children and Women , Oulu University Hospital, Oulu , FI

8 Medical Research Center Oulu , Oulu , FI

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Arja Rantala, RN, MHSc
  • Research Group of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology
  • Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine
  • University of Oulu
  • Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
  • Oulu
  • FI
  • Phone: 358 504340424
  • Email: arja.rantala@oulu.fi