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Parental mood when staying overnight at hospital with their sick child
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Health, Activity and Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3256-5407
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Parental mood when staying overnight at hospital with their sick child

Objective

to describe mood in parents, staying with their sick children overnight at the hospital.

Methodology

A descriptive design, including 75 parents staying overnight at hospital with their sick child, was used. The parents filled out Mood-scale the morning after staying overnight at the hospital. The Mood-scale is a validated and reliable self-administered instrument measuring six dimensions of mood; control, calmness, social orientation, pleasantness, activation, and extraversion (Sjöberg L, 1979). The study is a part of a larger project, with focus on mood, stress and sleep in parents staying with their sick children overnight at the hospital.

Results

The result will describe how parents report their total mood and how they report the different dimensions when they stay with their sick children overnight at the hospital. A comparison will be made between the parent´s mood and gender and the child´s age. Data is under analysis and will be presented as preliminary data.

 

Conclusion

According to UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child, children in hospital have the right to have their parents with them at all times and parents should be offered accommodation and be encouraged to stay. However, the hospital environment, in combination with having a sick child, might affect the parent´s mood, which in turn might affect the ability to handle the situation and the child´s care. Therefore it is of importance to study parental mood and find ways to help the families during their hospital stay.

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2015.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127473OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127473DiVA: diva2:923710
Conference
3rd NUS - NUH International Nursing Conference & 20th Joint Singapore - Malaysia Nursing Conference, Singapore, November 18-20, 2015
Available from: 2016-04-27 Created: 2016-04-27 Last updated: 2016-05-27

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