Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Mothers Following Their Child's Critical Care Hospitalization

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156862
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Presentation
Title:
Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Mothers Following Their Child's Critical Care Hospitalization
Abstract:
Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Mothers Following Their Child's Critical Care Hospitalization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Brown, Holly
P.I. Institution Name:University of Rochester
Although research has documented the overwhelming anxiety that parents experience during their child's intensive care unit stay, studies have not yet determined the long-term effects of this event on parental coping outcomes. Information also is lacking regarding specific variables that correlate with negative parental outcomes following hospitalization. This secondary data analysis was conducted as part of a larger study that demonstrated the positive effects of the COPE intervention program on the coping outcomes of 30 mothers whose one-to-six-year-old children were admitted unexpectedly to a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a major medical center in Upstate New York. Self-regulation theory and control theory comprised the theoretical framework that guided the COPE program. The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to determine correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms of mothers following thier child's critical care hospitalization. Valid and reliable measures of mood state, parent stress, and participation in their child's care were administered at selected times during and following hospitalization. Measures of parental role change and PTSD symptoms also were completed by mothers four weeks following hospitalization. Major findings revealed significant correlations between the COPE program, mood state, parent stress, as well as participation in their child's care during hospitalization and PTSD symptoms following hospitalization. Mothers who participated more in their children's care during hospitalization also reported fewer PTSD symptoms. In addition, significant positive correlations were found between negative mood state, parental role change, and PTSD following hospitalization. A unique contribution of this secondary data analysis is that it provides empirical support for specific variables that correlate with maternal PTSD symptoms following their child's critical illness. Findings support the need for early recognition and intervention with parents at risk for developing PTSD symptoms following critical care hospitalization of their child.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCorrelates of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Mothers Following Their Child's Critical Care Hospitalizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156862-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Mothers Following Their Child's Critical Care Hospitalization</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brown, Holly</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Rochester</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Holly_Brown@urmc.rochester.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Although research has documented the overwhelming anxiety that parents experience during their child's intensive care unit stay, studies have not yet determined the long-term effects of this event on parental coping outcomes. Information also is lacking regarding specific variables that correlate with negative parental outcomes following hospitalization. This secondary data analysis was conducted as part of a larger study that demonstrated the positive effects of the COPE intervention program on the coping outcomes of 30 mothers whose one-to-six-year-old children were admitted unexpectedly to a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a major medical center in Upstate New York. Self-regulation theory and control theory comprised the theoretical framework that guided the COPE program. The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to determine correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms of mothers following thier child's critical care hospitalization. Valid and reliable measures of mood state, parent stress, and participation in their child's care were administered at selected times during and following hospitalization. Measures of parental role change and PTSD symptoms also were completed by mothers four weeks following hospitalization. Major findings revealed significant correlations between the COPE program, mood state, parent stress, as well as participation in their child's care during hospitalization and PTSD symptoms following hospitalization. Mothers who participated more in their children's care during hospitalization also reported fewer PTSD symptoms. In addition, significant positive correlations were found between negative mood state, parental role change, and PTSD following hospitalization. A unique contribution of this secondary data analysis is that it provides empirical support for specific variables that correlate with maternal PTSD symptoms following their child's critical illness. Findings support the need for early recognition and intervention with parents at risk for developing PTSD symptoms following critical care hospitalization of their child.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:12:47Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:12:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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