Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Determination of Factors Affecting The Status of Hospitalized Child's Parent For Receiving Family-Centered Care
Handan Boztepe1,Gizem Kerimoğlu Yıldız2,Sevil Çınar3,Ayşe Ay4
1Atılım Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
2Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Hatay, Türkiye
3Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Artvin, Türkiye
4Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.225 Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the participation of parents of hospitalized children in family-centered care implementation and factors that affect it.

Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on parents who accompanied their children in inpatient services in a children"s hospital between July 2014 and April 2015. The sample group of the study consisted of 303 parents who agreed to participate in the study.

Results: It was determined that the majority of parents (95%) were involved in the care of their children in the hospital, the practices they attended were mostly about children"s basic physical care (feeding, hygienic requirements) and medication (37.6%). It was determined that parents whose children hospitalized in a planned way had a chance to ask more questions to the health professionals (p<0.05). It was determined that the majority of parents (72.6%) wanted to participate in nursing bedside shift. There was a statistically significant difference (p <0.05) between education levels of parents and the state of parents" knowledge about the disease of their children, the treatment protocol received by their children in the hospital, the reasons of implementations applied to their children, and their state of understanding the nursing bedside shift report.

Conclusion: As a result of this research, when we plan to include parents of hospitalized children in the family-centered care process, the characteristics such as the education level of parents and the way of hospitalizing children should be considered by health professionals. Keywords : Family-centered care, pediatric nursing, parent participation