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A study anxiety of mothers who have hospitalized ill children Focusing on the comparison of korean mothers with multicultural family mothers

입원 환아 어머니의 불안에 관한 연구: 한국인 어머니와 다문화가정 어머니 비교를 중심으로

  • Received : 2012.05.23
  • Accepted : 2012.06.22
  • Published : 2012.07.31

Abstract

This study, by grasping the degree of anxiety of Korean mothers and multicultural family mothers because of their hospitalized children, was aimed to arrange the basic data for developing the program to help the mothers of Korea and multicultural family reduce the anxiety happening due to the hospitalization of their children and adapt to their environment. Methods: The subjects of the study were a total of 200 people composed of 100 multicultural family mothers, and 100 Korean mothers respectively whose children were hospitalized in the pediatric department of K university hospital located in Daejeon City. And the period of data collection was from Aug 1, 2010 to Aug 31, 2010.As a study tool, the measuring tool of Kim Jeong Taek(1978), which STAI of Sielberger(1972) was adapted to Koreans, was used.The collected data was analyzed using SPSS WIN 12.0. Results. A result of the state anxiety of the Korean mothers with that of the multicultural family mothers of the inpatient children, Korean mothers 2.11, multicultural family mothers 2.17, result of temperament anxiety showed Korean mothers 2.09, multicultural family mothers 1.94. As a result of comparing the anxiety of the Korean mothers with that of the multicultural family mothers of the inpatient children, there was no difference between groups in both temperament anxiety and state anxiety. In a situation of anxiety, when there was no explanation of the treatment or therapy, both Korean mothers and multicultural family mothers showed the severe anxiety. In the degree of anxiety according to the general characteristics of the mothers of the inpatient children, there was not a statistically significant result in anxiety according to general characteristics of the inpatient children of korean family mothers, there was a significant difference in state anxiety according to the state of average monthly income in Korean mothers(P<.05), however, there was a significant one in temperament anxiety in the course of perceiving a test method in multicultural family mothers(P<.05). In the degree of anxiety according to the general characteristics of the mothers of the inpatient children, there was a significant difference in state anxiety according to the state of average monthly income in Korean mothers(P<.05), however, there was a significant one in temperament anxiety in the course of perceiving a test method in multicultural family mothers(P<.05). Conclusion: Through the results of the study above, no matter what socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers of the inpatient children are, regardless of the general characteristics of the inpatient children, it was found out that most of mothers felt anxiety.

Keywords

Hospitalization;Child;Mother;Multicultural Family;Anxiety