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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166133
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Coping with a Child's Hospitalization: Effects of a Transition Intervention
Author(s):
Lobiondo-Wood, Geri; Leon, Ann Marie; Morrison, Wendy; Murray, Harriet
Author Details:
Geri Lobiondo-Wood, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Nursing, Houston, Texas, USA, email: gwood@sonl.nur.uth.tmc.edu; Ann Marie Leon; Wendy Morrison; Harriet Murray
Abstract:
Purpose: When a child is admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for acute care, the child's physiologic survival is the healthcare team's immediate concern. As the child is a member of the family unit, family coping and understanding of the child's status is a parallel concern. When the child becomes stable and is transferred to the general care setting, the family and child must adapt to the new environment and support systems. Several studies have described the stressors parents experience when their child is in the PICU (Miles, Carter, Riddle, Hennessey, Eberly, 1991; Mischel, 1982; Molter, 1979). Nurses use many interventions to deal with parental needs, uncertainty and stress but little evaluation of the outcomes and effectiveness of the implemented interventions has been done. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of two types of nursing interventions: usual care (verbal orientation to general care setting) and transitional care (usual care, video orientation to the general care setting and follow-up visits from the PICU nurse after transition to general care) on satisfaction, uncertainty and anxiety in parents whose children are being transferred from the PICU to the general pediatric setting. Hypothesis: A transitional nursing intervention that provides parents with information, support and access will decrease uncertainty and anxiety and will increase parental satisfaction significantly more than usual care. Methods: The sample for this quasi-experimental study will consist of 100 primary caregivers/parents whose children are hospitalized in the PICU. Of the 100, 50 will be in the usual care group and 50 will be in the transitional care group. Both groups will be asked to fill out questionnaires assessing their anxiety, uncertainty and satisfaction. The Parent Perception of Uncertainty Scale (Mischel, 1983), The State Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, Gorsuch, & Lushene, 1977) and the Patient Satisfaction Scale (Erickson, 1994) will be used. Findings: Data collection continues at this time. To date, data has been collected from 50 parents. It is anticipated that data collection be complete by September 1995 and analysis by December 1995. Descriptive statistics will be used to describe the sample. To test if there is a difference between the two groups ANOVA will be used. Significance: This research will add to the knowledge about nursing interventions that can assist the healthcare team in planning for the transition from PICU to general care settings.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCoping with a Child's Hospitalization: Effects of a Transition Interventionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLobiondo-Wood, Gerien_US
dc.contributor.authorLeon, Ann Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Harrieten_US
dc.author.detailsGeri Lobiondo-Wood, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Nursing, Houston, Texas, USA, email: gwood@sonl.nur.uth.tmc.edu; Ann Marie Leon; Wendy Morrison; Harriet Murrayen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166133-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: When a child is admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for acute care, the child's physiologic survival is the healthcare team's immediate concern. As the child is a member of the family unit, family coping and understanding of the child's status is a parallel concern. When the child becomes stable and is transferred to the general care setting, the family and child must adapt to the new environment and support systems. Several studies have described the stressors parents experience when their child is in the PICU (Miles, Carter, Riddle, Hennessey, Eberly, 1991; Mischel, 1982; Molter, 1979). Nurses use many interventions to deal with parental needs, uncertainty and stress but little evaluation of the outcomes and effectiveness of the implemented interventions has been done. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of two types of nursing interventions: usual care (verbal orientation to general care setting) and transitional care (usual care, video orientation to the general care setting and follow-up visits from the PICU nurse after transition to general care) on satisfaction, uncertainty and anxiety in parents whose children are being transferred from the PICU to the general pediatric setting. Hypothesis: A transitional nursing intervention that provides parents with information, support and access will decrease uncertainty and anxiety and will increase parental satisfaction significantly more than usual care. Methods: The sample for this quasi-experimental study will consist of 100 primary caregivers/parents whose children are hospitalized in the PICU. Of the 100, 50 will be in the usual care group and 50 will be in the transitional care group. Both groups will be asked to fill out questionnaires assessing their anxiety, uncertainty and satisfaction. The Parent Perception of Uncertainty Scale (Mischel, 1983), The State Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, Gorsuch, & Lushene, 1977) and the Patient Satisfaction Scale (Erickson, 1994) will be used. Findings: Data collection continues at this time. To date, data has been collected from 50 parents. It is anticipated that data collection be complete by September 1995 and analysis by December 1995. Descriptive statistics will be used to describe the sample. To test if there is a difference between the two groups ANOVA will be used. Significance: This research will add to the knowledge about nursing interventions that can assist the healthcare team in planning for the transition from PICU to general care settings.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:40:52Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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