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Yalameh Z, Heidari H, Deris F, Salehi S. The Effect of Mobile-Based Virtual Education Intervention on Anxiety and Self-Efficacy of Mothers With Children Admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU. IJN 2023; 36 (142)
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1- Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
2- Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran. , haydehheidari@gmail.com
Abstract:   (45 Views)
Background and aims: Parents experience a lot of feelings of uncertainty, helplessness and fear, devastating consequences, permanent disabilities when their child is in the pediatric intensive care unit. Therefore, it is necessary to provide appropriate interventions to reduce anxiety and stress and support parents, Mobile health technology was used in patients but it is necessary to check the quality of mobile technology in caregivers. This study was conducted the aim of determining  the effect of mobile-based virtual education intervention on the anxiety and self-efficacy of mothers with children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Material and Methods: In this semi-experimental study, 60 mothers with children hospitalized in Shahrekord PICU were selected and divided into two mobile-based education intervention and control groups. The intervention group was trained by the researcher for four days and a 60-minute session every day. For the control group, routine recommendations were given by ward nurses. Data were collected by Spielberger's standard anxiety questionnaire and Schwartzer and Jerusalem's general self-efficacy tool. Data were analyzed by descriptive and analytical statistics.
Results: The mean self-efficacy score of mothers in the intervention group increased significantly compared to before the intervention (respectively before the intervention 19.60 ± 4.01 and after 21.87 ± 5.13, p<0.001), but no significant difference was observed in the control group ( respectively, before 18.53 ± 4.23 and after 19.30 ± 5.40, p=0.393) in the intervention group, the mean anxiety score of mothers decreased significantly compared to before the intervention (respectively before the intervention, 33.52 ± 5.52 47 and after 43.63 ± 5.27, p=0.001) but no significant difference was observed in the control group (respectively before 48.30 ± 6.88 and after 46.43 ± 9.02, p=0.131). There was no significant difference between the average anxiety scores of mothers before the intervention, after the intervention, and the changes before and after the intervention in the intervention and control groups (p>0.05).
 Conclusion: As an important member of the health team and considering their key role in promoting the health of parents, nurses can help reduce anxiety and increase self-efficacy of parents by using other measures in addition to virtual education, which requires more research in this field. virtual education and providing a suitable educational program can play an effective role in promoting self-efficacy and reducing the anxiety of parents with hospitalized children.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2023/01/17 | Accepted: 2023/06/22 | Published: 2023/06/22

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