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Valizadeh F, Ghasemi S. Medical Staff Attitude toward Parents' Participation in the Care of their Hospitalized Children. Journal of Hayat 2008; 14 (1) :69-76
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-157-en.html
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Background & Aim: Family-centered care, which has become the cornerstone for pediatric nursing practice, supports the integrity of child and family health. It brings families a unique care and improves child and family health. Families are recognized as an essential part of a specialized child care during illness. They are expected to be skilful in child care both in and out of health care facilities. This study was carried out to determine health caregivers&apos attitude toward parent participation in the care of their hospitalized children at Madani pediatric hospital- Khoramabad in 2004.

Methods & Materials: This is a descriptive-analytical study. One hundred and sixty nine caregivers were selected through convenient sampling method. Data were gathered using a questionnaire including demographic and parents&apos attitude questions. The questionnaire had 36-item. The data were analyzed via SPSS computer software and using descriptive and analytical methods.

Results: Results indicated that the average of participants&apos attitude score was 92.28±12.55. Most of subjects had neutral attitudes toward parents&apos participation in their children&aposs care. Positive attitude were significantly related with marital status (P<0.04), having children (P<0.04) and being a nursing student (in comparison with medical students) (P=0.04).

Conclusion: The caregivers&apos attitudes toward parents&apos participation in the care of their hospitalized children were neutral. The students&apos and staffs&apos attitudes should be modified by taking part in continuous training programs.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/13 | ePublished: 2013/08/13

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