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rabie S, khaleghduost T, paryad E, atrkar ruoshan Z. Family and anxiety in intensive care units. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :1-8
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Introduction: The hospitalization of one of family members, especially in the intensive care ‎unit, as a crisis can cause anxiety of his family and relatives.‎

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine personal effective factors on patient ‎family members’ anxiety in intensive care units. ‎ Material and Methods: In this cross – sectional, descriptive study, ‎‏218‏‎ family members from ‎‏130‏‎ inpatient of ICU in the Poorsina and Razi hospitals at ICU section were studied. Two ‎instruments were used in this study: one scale was made by researcher and the other, standard ‎scale hospital anxiety depression scale. Collected data analyzed by SPSS ‎‏14‏‎ and chi-square ‎test, exact fisher test and logistic regression test were used.‎

Results: Findings showed that ‎‏77.1%‏‎ of patients’ family members in ICU were anxious. Also ‎effective factors on patient family members anxiety using logistic regression test showed odd ‎ratio to attempt to demographical differences to one increase, patient's consciousness ‎‏9.726‏‎(OR=‎‏9.726‏‎) (P=‎‏0.017‏‎) increased, in female sex ‎‏6.171‏‎(OR=‎‏6.171‏‎) (P= ‎‏0/005‏‎), family ‎decision making for treatment for example operating patient ‎‏6.433‏‎(OR=‎‏6.433‏‎) (P=‎‏0.007‏‎) ‎family age ‎‏0.939‏‎ (OR=‎‏0.939‏‎) (P=‎‏0.044‏‎) increased anxiety.‎

 Conclusion: Because most of these research units were anxious in order to prevent anxiety ‎and its adverse effects, recognition of effective factors in family anxiety is extremely ‎important and needs to be noticed as a priority of care. So it is suggested that nurses should ‎recognize these factors and then to assist ICU's patients' family. In this way the nursing care ‎will perform in family center form and so to prevent destructive effects of anxiety to ‎recognize these factors a nurse should assist patients' family in ICU. Nursing - care needs to ‎be family - centered so to prevent destructive effects of anxiety.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/08/17

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