Family Members' Level of Interest in Participating in Selected Patient CareActivities in the ICU

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166360
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family Members' Level of Interest in Participating in Selected Patient CareActivities in the ICU
Author(s):
Barba, Beth
Author Details:
Beth Barba, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: beth_barba@uncg.edu
Abstract:
Level of interest among family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients in participating in selected patient care activities was explored. Level of interest was measured using a tool designed by the researchers. The psychometric properties of the tool were established through a pilot study. The sample consisted of 40 family members visiting in one of four ICUs. Subjects rated their interest in performing or assisting with 17 patient care activities using a 7-point rating scale. Demographic data were collected for the family member and the patient. A mean interest score was obtained for each subject by averaging across care activities. The mean interest score for all subjects was 6.044. The three highest ranking activities (mean interest scores <6.250) were: 1) wash the face and hands; 2) set up meal tray; and 3) walk the patient. The three lowest ranking activities (mean interest scores <5.375) were: 1) brush the teeth; 2) shave with an electric razor; and 3) assist the nurse with a total bath. A Spearman's rho correlation coefficient was calculated to examine the relationship between mean interest score and closeness to the patient. No relationship was found (r=.0957; p=.557). The results suggest that adult family members of adult ICU patient are interested in participating in care activities for the patient and that involving family members in selected patient care activities may be a feasible and practical nursing intervention in the ICU.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily Members' Level of Interest in Participating in Selected Patient CareActivities in the ICUen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarba, Bethen_US
dc.author.detailsBeth Barba, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, email: beth_barba@uncg.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166360-
dc.description.abstractLevel of interest among family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients in participating in selected patient care activities was explored. Level of interest was measured using a tool designed by the researchers. The psychometric properties of the tool were established through a pilot study. The sample consisted of 40 family members visiting in one of four ICUs. Subjects rated their interest in performing or assisting with 17 patient care activities using a 7-point rating scale. Demographic data were collected for the family member and the patient. A mean interest score was obtained for each subject by averaging across care activities. The mean interest score for all subjects was 6.044. The three highest ranking activities (mean interest scores <6.250) were: 1) wash the face and hands; 2) set up meal tray; and 3) walk the patient. The three lowest ranking activities (mean interest scores <5.375) were: 1) brush the teeth; 2) shave with an electric razor; and 3) assist the nurse with a total bath. A Spearman's rho correlation coefficient was calculated to examine the relationship between mean interest score and closeness to the patient. No relationship was found (r=.0957; p=.557). The results suggest that adult family members of adult ICU patient are interested in participating in care activities for the patient and that involving family members in selected patient care activities may be a feasible and practical nursing intervention in the ICU.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:45:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:45:38Z-
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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