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Yılmaz G, Küçük Alemdar D. Sources of Anxiety and Satisfaction Level of the Mothers Whose Children Hospitalized ‎for Acute Reasons. JCCNC. 2019; 5 (1) :63-70
URL: http://jccnc.iums.ac.ir/article-1-217-en.html
1- Ağrı Ibrahim Çeçen University School of Health, Agrı, Turkey. ‎ , gamzeyilmaz@live.com
2- Giresun University Health Science Faculty, Giresun, Turkey.‎
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Background: To improve the quality of care in pediatric hospitals, health authorities and policymakers should evaluate the satisfaction of the clients. This study was conducted to determine the sources of anxiety and satisfaction of mothers whose children hospitalized for acute reasons.
Methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The study population comprised the mothers of 8-12 years old children who had been hospitalized in the pediatric department of a state hospital in Turkey because of acute reasons. Of them, a total of 341 mothers were recruited by convenience sampling method. The study data were collected by the mother-child information form, parent anxiety resources scale (PARS), evaluation form of problems faced by parents of children with an acute disease (EFPEPCAD) and PdsQL health care parental satisfaction scale. Then, the obtained data were analyzed by descriptive analysis procedures and t test in SPSS.    
Results: The mean±SD age of the mothers was 32.28±7.24 years. About 61.8% of the children had previous hospital experience, and 77.4% had been hospitalized because of the respiratory tract diseases. The mean±SD score of the mothers from the PARS, EFPFPCAD, and  PdsQL was 142.3±45.10, 34.17±7.65, and 58.60±28.87, respectively. It was also determined that the PARS and EFPFPCAD scores of the working mothers and those whose children were previously hospitalized were significantly higher (P<0.05).
Conclusion: It was concluded that mothers had experienced a high level of intense anxiety and moderate satisfaction. To reduce the anxiety of the mothers and to identify the problems they face, the health care team should hold pre-admission programs, inform the parents about their children’s disease, and make them aware of the hospital environment. By taking these measures, the satisfaction levels of the parents may increase.
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Highlights
  •   Hospitalization of a child is a stressful experience for both the child and the family.
  • The attitude of the health care team affects the entire hospital experience of the patient and his or her family.
  • Parental opinions are important in evaluating the results of provided health care services.
  • According to our study results, mothers experienced high levels of anxiety, moderate satisfaction, and moderate physical, psychosocial, and economic problems during the hospitalization of their children.
  • To improve the quality of care in pediatric hospitals, the sources of anxiety, and satisfaction of the clients should be evaluated.
Plain Language Summary
  The current study was conducted on 341 mothers to determine their sources of anxiety and satisfaction when their children are hospitalized for acute reasons. It was found that the mothers have experienced a high level of anxiety, moderate satisfaction, and moderate physical, psychosocial, and economic problems during their children’s hospitalization. It was determined that the anxiety and problems faced by the working mothers and mothers whose children were previously hospitalized were significantly higher than not working mothers or mothers whose children were hospitalized for the first time. To improve the quality of care in pediatric hospitals, it is very important to evaluate the sources of anxiety and satisfaction of the mothers. It should be remembered that the role of health professionals is very important in mothers' positive hospital experience and care should be planned accordingly.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/06/27 | Accepted: 2019/07/31 | Published: 2019/08/10

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