A Convergence Study on Nursing Needs of Hospitalized Children's Mothers and Quality of Care in Pediatric Unit

입원 아동 어머니의 간호요구와 소아병동 간호의 질에 관한 융합 연구

  • Received : 2017.09.06
  • Accepted : 2017.10.20
  • Published : 2017.10.28


This study aimed to investigate the nursing needs of hospitalized children's mothers and the quality of care in a pediatric unit. A secondary data analysis was conducted using mixed methods design. The qualitative data from 8 mothers of hospitalized children gathered through an in-depth interview were analyzed to investigate nursing needs. The quantitative data from 194 hospitalized children's mothers were analyzed to examine the quality of care in the pediatric unit using IBM SPSS 24.0. The results of qualitative research were categorized into 4 themes: dignity and respect, explanation, participation and collaboration, and nursing practice. The importance of quality of care, performance, and quality index were $8.76{\pm}1.19$ (0~10), $.30{\pm}.19$ (0~1), and $7.52{\pm}1.62$ (0~10), respectively. The quality of care scores differed according to the stage of development of the children (F=2.75, p=.044), and the score of the quality index of nursing skill varied according to the age of the mother (t=-2.08, p=.039). The results of this study are expected to contribute to the development of strategies to improve the quality of nursing care for children.


Hospitalized children;Nursing need;Quality of care;Pediatric unit;Convergence study


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