The Relationship of Stress, Coping and Partnership between Nurses and Parents of Children Hospitalized in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Nursing Research (임상간호연구)
Clinical Nursing Research (임상간호연구), Vol.19(2) : 195~207, 2013
Purpose: This study was conducted to describe the relationship of parents' stress, coping, and partnership between nurse and parents whose children were hospitalized in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Methods: A descriptive correlation study design was used. The participants were 81 parents whose children were
hospitalized at S-hospital located in Seoul from October 18 to November 27, 2012. This study used the 'Parental Stress Scale:Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,' the coping scale, and 'Pediatric NurseParentsPartnership Scale, PNPPS'. The data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA and pearson correlation. Results: The parents of
children hospitalized in pediatric intensive care unit were experiencing high level of stress (3.22±0.82).There was a significant positive correlation between parents' coping and nurse parents partnership (p<.001), however there was no relationship between parents' stress and coping, and parents' stress and nurse parents
partnership. Conclusion: Nurse-parents partnership had significant relationship with parents’ coping In the care of children hospitalized in pediatric intensive care unit. The results of this study provided a foundation to recognize importance of nurse parents partnership and to develop intervention program for nurses and
parents to improve their partnership.