Parents are psychologically affected by their experiences when their child is in hospital because of uncertainty about prognosis and anxiety at the time of admission.

Abstract

Context There is growing appreciation of the extent to which paediatric patients and their parents, are affected psychologically by their experiences in hospital. In particular, in the last decade, there have been a number of studies of parental post-traumatic stress, but these have mainly focused on the prevalence of these symptoms in relation to particular disease groups (eg, cancer) or paediatric settings, such as intensive care and, as yet, little is understood about associated risk factors. In this study by Franck and colleagues, associations between a group of potential predictor variables assessed during admission and subsequent posttraumatic stress symptoms were examined in parents, after their child’s discharge from a general paediatric ward.

DOI: 10.1136/eb-2015-102085

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@article{Colville2016ParentsAP, title={Parents are psychologically affected by their experiences when their child is in hospital because of uncertainty about prognosis and anxiety at the time of admission.}, author={Gillian A. Colville}, journal={Evidence-based nursing}, year={2016}, volume={19 1}, pages={13} }