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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166363
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Needs of Family Members who have a Family Member in a Coronary CareUnit
Author(s):
Boss, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara Boss, PhD, Professor of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Ct School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, email: bboss@umc.edu
Abstract:
The problem studied was what are the perceived needs of family members who have a family member in a coronary care unit. The theoretical framework underlying this study was built on Fawcett's (1975) family system theory and Comb and Syngg's (1959) self-concept theory. The study design was descriptive and a convenience sample was collected. Thirty family members of patients in a critical care unit in Laurel, Mississippi participated in the study. The Molter Family Needs Instrument was used for data collection. The 45-item questionnaire requires subjects to indicate on a four-point Likert-like scale, ranging from not important to very important, the importance of needs the family member (subject) experienced while their loved one was in the critical care unit. The subjects with a family member hospitalized in a coronary care unit were interviewed by one of the researchers during the time the family member was in the critical care unit. Thirty subjects participated in the study and completed the questionnaire. The data were characterized by both frequency counts and percentages calculated for the 45 declarative statements. The 10 most important needs were identified in descending order. Subjects had a family member in the coronary care unit in a regional medical center of a smaller south Mississippi town and ranged in age from 23 to 85 years old. The mean age was 45.53. Twenty-one females and nine males completed the questionnaire. Occupation and education levels varied. The patient ages ranged from 47 to 84 years with a mean age of 67.4 for the 10 female and 20 male patients. The top 10 needs in descending order for this sample were the need 1) to feel accepted by hospital personnel, 2) to know that I will be called at home if there is any change in may relative's condition, 3) to receive information about my relative's condition at least once a day, 4) to feel the hospital personnel care about my relative, 5) to know exactly what is being done for relative, 6) to talk with the doctor at least once a day, 7) to be told about how my relative is going to be treated medically, 8) to be told about chaplain service, 9) to know what type of staff members can give me what type of information, and 10) for reassurance that the best care possible is being given to my relative. In the previous study, 72 subjects with family members of patients in a cardiovascular surgical unit at medical centers in a large city ranging in age from under 20 to their seventies were studied. Four of the top ten needs identified in this study were also identified in the previous study.
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.titlePerceived Needs of Family Members who have a Family Member in a Coronary CareUniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoss, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara Boss, PhD, Professor of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Ct School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, email: bboss@umc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166363-
dc.description.abstractThe problem studied was what are the perceived needs of family members who have a family member in a coronary care unit. The theoretical framework underlying this study was built on Fawcett's (1975) family system theory and Comb and Syngg's (1959) self-concept theory. The study design was descriptive and a convenience sample was collected. Thirty family members of patients in a critical care unit in Laurel, Mississippi participated in the study. The Molter Family Needs Instrument was used for data collection. The 45-item questionnaire requires subjects to indicate on a four-point Likert-like scale, ranging from not important to very important, the importance of needs the family member (subject) experienced while their loved one was in the critical care unit. The subjects with a family member hospitalized in a coronary care unit were interviewed by one of the researchers during the time the family member was in the critical care unit. Thirty subjects participated in the study and completed the questionnaire. The data were characterized by both frequency counts and percentages calculated for the 45 declarative statements. The 10 most important needs were identified in descending order. Subjects had a family member in the coronary care unit in a regional medical center of a smaller south Mississippi town and ranged in age from 23 to 85 years old. The mean age was 45.53. Twenty-one females and nine males completed the questionnaire. Occupation and education levels varied. The patient ages ranged from 47 to 84 years with a mean age of 67.4 for the 10 female and 20 male patients. The top 10 needs in descending order for this sample were the need 1) to feel accepted by hospital personnel, 2) to know that I will be called at home if there is any change in may relative's condition, 3) to receive information about my relative's condition at least once a day, 4) to feel the hospital personnel care about my relative, 5) to know exactly what is being done for relative, 6) to talk with the doctor at least once a day, 7) to be told about how my relative is going to be treated medically, 8) to be told about chaplain service, 9) to know what type of staff members can give me what type of information, and 10) for reassurance that the best care possible is being given to my relative. In the previous study, 72 subjects with family members of patients in a cardiovascular surgical unit at medical centers in a large city ranging in age from under 20 to their seventies were studied. Four of the top ten needs identified in this study were also identified in the previous study.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:45:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:45:41Z-
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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