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Table 3 Belief that anxiety before heart surgery is mainly social

From: The involvement and autonomy of young children undergoing elective paediatric cardiac surgery: a qualitative study

Anxiety is mainly: Social, emotional, reasonable
It exists mainly in: Thoughts, feelings, relations
It is assessed by: Listening to the child
It is best managed by: Listening, explaining, reassuring
Emotions are: Positive when trust and courage are nurtured
Emotions such as anxiety: Are part of understanding pain and risk