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Children's and parents' perceptions of care during the peri-radiographic process when the child is seen for a suspected fracture
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD. The Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg.
2016 (English)In: Radiography, ISSN 1078-8174, E-ISSN 1532-2831, Vol. 22, no 1, 71-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Visiting a Radiology department may elicit both positive and negative feelings for children and parents alike. This study investigated children's and parents' perceptions of care during the peri-radiographic process and whether these perceptions correlated with the child's perceptions of pain and distress.

Methods

This study utilized a quantitative descriptive design. Its data was collected in five Radiology departments, two where examinations are performed exclusively on children and three that treat both children and adults. Data collection contained questionnaires from children (n = 110) and their parent (n = 110) as well as children's self-reports of pain and distress.

Results

The findings illustrated that the children and their parent were satisfied with the care provided throughout the peri-radiographic process, unrelated to the child's self-reported levels of pain and distress or examination setting (i.e. children's department or general department). The highest scores of satisfaction were ascribed to “the radiographer's kindness and ability to help in a sufficient way,” whereas “available time to ask questions and to meet the child's emotional needs” received the lowest scores.

Conclusions

Parents and children alike perceived the radiographers as skilled and sensitive throughout the examination, while radiographers' time allocated to interacting with the child was not perceived be sufficiently covered.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 22, no 1, 71-76 p.
Keyword [en]
Children; Care; Pain; Distress; Radiography
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Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28682DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2015.07.007ISI: 000373040700028Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84953348422OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28682DiVA: diva2:885327
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2017-01-26Bibliographically approved

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