Anxiety in Hospitalized Children: Comparison Between the Anxiety Referred to by the Children and the One Assessed by Parents and Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155342
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Presentation
Title:
Anxiety in Hospitalized Children: Comparison Between the Anxiety Referred to by the Children and the One Assessed by Parents and Nurses
Abstract:
Anxiety in Hospitalized Children: Comparison Between the Anxiety Referred to by the Children and the One Assessed by Parents and Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Mendes, Aida Cruz, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Nursing School Dr. Angelo da Fonseca
Title:Coordinator Professor
Co-Authors:Wilson Jorge Abreu, PhD
The hospitalization of children is an important and significant process that can generate great anxiety and influence the recovery process. Therefore, it is important that the formal and informal caregivers have a realistic evaluation of the anxiety felt by the children. The aim of this study was to identify the concordance of the anxiety evaluation made by the child, the one perceived by the parent, and by the nurse who is responsible for the direct care. A random sample of children hospitalized in the orthopaedic paediatrics (N1=30), their parent (N2=30) and the reference nurse (N3=30) was selected. The children anxiety was assessed through the STAIC, state Trait (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children) adapted to the Portuguese population by Ponceano et al. (2000). The children anxiety perceived by parents and nurses was assessed through an adaptation of this inventory. Results show that the parents (X2=34,73) and the nurses(X3=35,50) have under estimated the anxiety felt by the children (X1=30,67) and that these differences are statistically significant. (F=5,120; p=0,008). The fact that there are no differences in the evaluation done by parents and nurses (p=0,885) leads the authors to emphasize the importance of the validation of the evaluation made by the children and shows that it is necessary to acknowledge that  parents are often themselves, very anxious in these situations.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAnxiety in Hospitalized Children: Comparison Between the Anxiety Referred to by the Children and the One Assessed by Parents and Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155342-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Anxiety in Hospitalized Children: Comparison Between the Anxiety Referred to by the Children and the One Assessed by Parents and Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mendes, Aida Cruz, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Nursing School Dr. Angelo da Fonseca</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amendes@eseaf.pt</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Wilson Jorge Abreu, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The hospitalization of children is an important and significant process that can generate great anxiety and influence the recovery process. Therefore, it is important that the formal and informal caregivers have a realistic evaluation of the anxiety felt by the children. The aim of this study was to identify the concordance of the anxiety evaluation made by the child, the one perceived by the parent, and by the nurse who is responsible for the direct care. A random sample of children hospitalized in the orthopaedic paediatrics (N1=30), their parent (N2=30) and the reference nurse (N3=30) was selected. The children anxiety was assessed through the STAIC, state Trait (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children) adapted to the Portuguese population by Ponceano et al. (2000). The children anxiety perceived by parents and nurses was assessed through an adaptation of this inventory. Results show that the parents (X2=34,73) and the nurses(X3=35,50) have under estimated the anxiety felt by the children (X1=30,67) and that these differences are statistically significant. (F=5,120; p=0,008). The fact that there are no differences in the evaluation done by parents and nurses (p=0,885) leads the authors to emphasize the importance of the validation of the evaluation made by the children and shows that it is necessary to acknowledge that &nbsp;parents are often themselves, very anxious in these situations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:45:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:45:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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