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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163587
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
School-age children perceptions of their PICU hospitalization
Author(s):
Board, Rhonda
Author Details:
Rhonda Board, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: r.board@neu.edu
Abstract:
Hospitalization is a very stressful experience for many children and their parents. In particular, having a child in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has been found to be very stressful and cause physical and psychological symptoms when investigated from the parents' perspective. Results from family research in PICU have indicated negative effects in family adaptation, cohesion, and functioning. However, there is a paucity of research on the effects of this experience on children as patients. To truly understand phenomenon that affects an entire family, the perspective of every member should be considered to avoid a biased view of the family and incorrect generalizations about the phenomenon. The overall aim of this descriptive study is to explore the effects of PICU hospitalization on critically ill school age children. A convenience sample of 40 children, developmentally normal, age 7-12 years, and who have not had a previous hospitalization are being recruited. They are asked open-ended questions related to their PICU experience. Content analysis will be done to examine themes. The children's responses will also be presented descriptively and individual cases discussed. The frequency and effectiveness of the children's coping strategies will be measured with the Schoolagers Coping Strategies Inventory. Emotional status of the child will be operationalized by the Child Drawing: Hospital tool. The relationships among the variables will be analyzed by either Pearson product correlation coefficient or Kendall's tau-b, depending on the type of data and if parametric assumptions are met.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSchool-age children perceptions of their PICU hospitalizationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoard, Rhondaen_US
dc.author.detailsRhonda Board, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: r.board@neu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163587-
dc.description.abstractHospitalization is a very stressful experience for many children and their parents. In particular, having a child in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has been found to be very stressful and cause physical and psychological symptoms when investigated from the parents' perspective. Results from family research in PICU have indicated negative effects in family adaptation, cohesion, and functioning. However, there is a paucity of research on the effects of this experience on children as patients. To truly understand phenomenon that affects an entire family, the perspective of every member should be considered to avoid a biased view of the family and incorrect generalizations about the phenomenon. The overall aim of this descriptive study is to explore the effects of PICU hospitalization on critically ill school age children. A convenience sample of 40 children, developmentally normal, age 7-12 years, and who have not had a previous hospitalization are being recruited. They are asked open-ended questions related to their PICU experience. Content analysis will be done to examine themes. The children's responses will also be presented descriptively and individual cases discussed. The frequency and effectiveness of the children's coping strategies will be measured with the Schoolagers Coping Strategies Inventory. Emotional status of the child will be operationalized by the Child Drawing: Hospital tool. The relationships among the variables will be analyzed by either Pearson product correlation coefficient or Kendall's tau-b, depending on the type of data and if parametric assumptions are met.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:10:11Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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