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Kohankary M. Physical and Psychological needs of mothers staying with their hospitalized child. IJN. 1998; 12 (18 and 19) :13-16
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1395-en.html

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  A field study that measured the fulfillment of physical and psychological needs of mothers staying with their hospitalized child was conducted in Ooromieh hospitals during 1993.

  A total of 100 mothers whose children were hospitalized took part in this study. The tool was close-ended questionnaire prepared in two parts.

  1 The first part focused on demographic data and the second part questioned how the subjects physical and psychological needs were met where they stayed in the hospital with their ill child.

  The findings are presented in 32 tables and for inferences Pierson's correlation and X2 tests were employed.

  The findings show that 60% of the mothers have said their physical needs were not satisfied. Also the psychological needs of 56% remained linmet. A small percentage claimed a moderate t satisfaction of needs. Only 6% said their physical needs were well satisfied and 12% of them made a similar remark regarding their psychological needs.

  No significant differences were estimated between the degree of need satisfaction and demographic.

  Characteristics of the subjects, with the exception of psychological needs being met with duration of the child hospitalization (P<0.05). Here a positive correlation was found.

  In conclusion, and based on the findings, recommendations are made for further studies and I implimentation of better methods for providing care to those mothers who need to stay in the hospital with their ill child.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/12/17

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