A Descriptive Survey of the Information Needs of Parents of Children Admitted for Same Day Surgery.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246253
Title:
A Descriptive Survey of the Information Needs of Parents of Children Admitted for Same Day Surgery.
Authors:
Healy, Kathy
Affiliation:
Nurse Practice Development Unit, Cork University Hospital, Health Service Executive (South), Wilton, Cork, Ireland. Electronic address: Kathleen.Healy@hse.ie.
Citation:
A Descriptive Survey of the Information Needs of Parents of Children Admitted for Same Day Surgery. 2012: J Pediatr Nurs
Journal:
Journal of pediatric nursing
Issue Date:
11-Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/246253
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedn.2012.07.010
PubMed ID:
22892072
Abstract:
Going to the hospital for surgery is an event that most people may find daunting. Anticipation of the unknown, lack of control over events and unfamiliarity with the environment may result in feelings of anxiety and stress. This research paper used a quantitative descriptive survey to establish the information needs of parents of children admitted for same day surgery. The main aims of this study were to establish what information parents had received prior to their child's admission for same day surgery, and how they perceived this information. It also determined what other information they required. The findings demonstrated that the majority of parents in this study were satisfied with the information they had received. However they wanted further advice on the waiting times involved, the equipment used in the operating room department, pain relief and the procedures in the recovery room.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1532-8449

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Kathyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-28T13:57:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-28T13:57:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-11-
dc.identifier.citationA Descriptive Survey of the Information Needs of Parents of Children Admitted for Same Day Surgery. 2012: J Pediatr Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-8449-
dc.identifier.pmid22892072-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pedn.2012.07.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/246253-
dc.description.abstractGoing to the hospital for surgery is an event that most people may find daunting. Anticipation of the unknown, lack of control over events and unfamiliarity with the environment may result in feelings of anxiety and stress. This research paper used a quantitative descriptive survey to establish the information needs of parents of children admitted for same day surgery. The main aims of this study were to establish what information parents had received prior to their child's admission for same day surgery, and how they perceived this information. It also determined what other information they required. The findings demonstrated that the majority of parents in this study were satisfied with the information they had received. However they wanted further advice on the waiting times involved, the equipment used in the operating room department, pain relief and the procedures in the recovery room.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of pediatric nursingen_GB
dc.titleA Descriptive Survey of the Information Needs of Parents of Children Admitted for Same Day Surgery.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNurse Practice Development Unit, Cork University Hospital, Health Service Executive (South), Wilton, Cork, Ireland. Electronic address: Kathleen.Healy@hse.ie.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pediatric nursingen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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