Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132351
Title:
Preoperative information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy.
Authors:
Buckley, Aoife; Savage, Eileen
Affiliation:
General Operating Theatres, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. buckley_aoife@hotmail.com
Citation:
Preoperative information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy. 2010, 19 (19-20):2879-87 J Clin Nurs
Journal:
Journal of clinical nursing
Issue Date:
Oct-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132351
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03273.x
PubMed ID:
20846232
Abstract:
To identify the information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy with reference to content of information, method of delivery, information providers and timing of information provision.; Tonsillectomy can be anxiety provoking for children and preoperative preparation programmes are long recognised to reduce anxiety. However, few have been designed from the perspectives of children and to date little is known about how best to prepare children in terms of what to tell them, how to convey information to them, who can best provide information and what is the best timing for information provision.; A qualitative descriptive study.; Data were collected from nine children (aged 6-9) using interviews supported by a write and draw technique. Data were coded and categorised into themes reflecting content, method, providers and timing of information.; Children openly communicated their information needs especially on what to tell them to expect when facing a tonsillectomy. Their principal concerns were about operation procedures, experiencing 'soreness' and discomfort postoperatively and parental presence. Mothers were viewed as best situated to provide them with information. Children were uncertain about what method of information and timing would be most helpful to them.; Preoperative educational interventions need to take account of children's information needs so that they are prepared for surgery in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them. Future research is needed in this area.; Practical steps towards informing children about having a tonsillectomy include asking them what they need to know and addressing their queries accordingly. Child-centred information leaflets using a question and answer format could also be helpful to children.
Language:
en
Keywords:
Tonsillectomy; Children; Information need
Local subject classification:
Health Services Needs and Demand*; Patient Education as Topic*; Preoperative Period; Child
MeSH:
Child; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Patient Education as Topic; Preoperative Period; Tonsillectomy
ISSN:
1365-2702
Ethical Approval:
Yes
Principal Investigator:
Buckley A, Savage E.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Aoife-
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Eileen-
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-31T09:46:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-31T09:46:21Z-
dc.date.issued2010-10-
dc.identifier.citationPreoperative information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy. 2010, 19 (19-20):2879-87 J Clin Nurs-
dc.identifier.issn1365-2702-
dc.identifier.pmid20846232-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03273.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132351-
dc.description.abstractTo identify the information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy with reference to content of information, method of delivery, information providers and timing of information provision.-
dc.description.abstractTonsillectomy can be anxiety provoking for children and preoperative preparation programmes are long recognised to reduce anxiety. However, few have been designed from the perspectives of children and to date little is known about how best to prepare children in terms of what to tell them, how to convey information to them, who can best provide information and what is the best timing for information provision.-
dc.description.abstractA qualitative descriptive study.-
dc.description.abstractData were collected from nine children (aged 6-9) using interviews supported by a write and draw technique. Data were coded and categorised into themes reflecting content, method, providers and timing of information.-
dc.description.abstractChildren openly communicated their information needs especially on what to tell them to expect when facing a tonsillectomy. Their principal concerns were about operation procedures, experiencing 'soreness' and discomfort postoperatively and parental presence. Mothers were viewed as best situated to provide them with information. Children were uncertain about what method of information and timing would be most helpful to them.-
dc.description.abstractPreoperative educational interventions need to take account of children's information needs so that they are prepared for surgery in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them. Future research is needed in this area.-
dc.description.abstractPractical steps towards informing children about having a tonsillectomy include asking them what they need to know and addressing their queries accordingly. Child-centred information leaflets using a question and answer format could also be helpful to children.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.subjectTonsillectomyen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectInformation needen
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshPreoperative Period-
dc.subject.meshTonsillectomy-
dc.subject.otherHealth Services Needs and Demand*en
dc.subject.otherPatient Education as Topic*en
dc.subject.otherPreoperative Perioden
dc.subject.otherChilden
dc.titlePreoperative information needs of children undergoing tonsillectomy.en
dc.contributor.departmentGeneral Operating Theatres, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. buckley_aoife@hotmail.com-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of clinical nursing-
dc.type.qualificationlevelPostgraduate Diplomaen
cr.approval.ethicalYesen
cr.contributor.principalBuckley A, Savage E.en
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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