Ciencia y enfermería
versión ISSN 0717-9553
ASTUDILLO ARAYA, Ángela et al. FAMILY SUPPORT DURING HOSPITALIZATION OF THE 6 TO 12 YEARS OLD PEDIATRIC USER. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 67-75. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532012000100007.
Background. The hospital generates in the child adaptation to a new environment, a situation that produces stress because of the change, where the separation of their parents from their typical environment is an interesting topic to address in order to understand the profile of the accompanying person. Objective. To describe the types of most frequent family company observed during the hospitalization of the 6 to 12 years old pediatric user in the Child Undifferentiated Cost Center (UCCCh). Methods. Cross-sectional descriptive study, which selected 52 pediatric users aged 6 to 12, hospitalized in UCCCh at Dr. Víctor Ríos Ruiz Hospital, Los Ángeles, Chile. Results. 92.3% of parents and / or caregivers who visit their children are interested in understand the current situation of the child in his/her hospitalization and illness (family support type 1), while 7.7% of the sample shows declined efforts of parents (family support type 2) (z=4.10, P<0.001), not registering parents / caregivers with a behavior that shows low or poor interest in the child’s current situation / that could impede their integration addressing the situation of hospitalization and illness (family support type 3). Conclusion. It does demonstrate a concern from parents/caregivers through the process experienced by the child, where professionals can integrate them through education techniques or some care contents post-hospitalization for pediatric user.
Palabras clave : Family; support; hospitalization; pediatrics; patient care.