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Zeinali J, Mirhaghjou S N, Mirzaei M, Alhani F, Kazem Nezhad Leili E, Dehghani M. The effect of family centered care on meeting parental information needs of ‎hospitalized children. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2012; 22 (1) :30-37
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-175-en.html

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Introduction: Information about the nature of disease decreases the anxiety and unusual ‎behaviors of parents specially mothers, and reduces their problems in recurrence of disease, ‎which occurs in at least ‎‏30%‏‎ of cases. Parents want correct information about the status of ‎their hospitalized child and also want to be involved in their child’s care and expect health ‎care providers to let them know about the expected changes that may occur in children’s ‎physical condition.

 ‎ Objective: The present study aims to determine the effect of family centered care on meeting ‎parental information needs of hospitalized children. ‎

Methods: In this quasi experimental study, ‎‏76‏‎ mothers of hospitalized children admitted to ‎emergency ward of ‎‏17‏Shahrivar educational hospitals in Rasht were chosen by sequential ‎sampling and divided into two groups of experimental and control group. Informed consent ‎forms were given to selected mothers and after their agreement, family centered care was ‎performed for experimental group based on developed protocol with participation of mothers. ‎The control group received routine cares.

‎ Results: Research findings showed that the level of meeting parental needs for information ‎was ‎‏%21.1‏‎ in control group and % ‎‏81.6‏‎ in experimental group. The t-test (p< ‎‏0‏‎.‎‏0001‏‎ t=‎‏6.922‏‎ ‎df=‎‏74‏‎) showed significant difference between the two groups. ‎

 Conclusion: According to the study results family centered care was effective on the level of ‎meeting parents need for information and also lead to its increase.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3

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