A1 Journal article – refereed
Children's Perceptions About the Quality of Pediatric Nursing Care: A Large Multicenter Cross‐Sectional Study




List of Authors: Comparcini D, Simonetti V, Tomietto M, Leino-Kilpi H, Pelander T, Cicolini G
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Journal acronym: J Nurs Scholarsh
Volume number: 50
Issue number: 3
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 1527-6546

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

This study explored children's perceptions about the quality of nursing care and the determinants of their evaluations according to different categories of children's ages.

DESIGN:

Multicenter cross-sectional study carried out on 692 pediatric patients in eight large Italian regional hospitals.

METHODS:

We used a validated questionnaire, translated and adapted to the Italian context, consisting of 49 items (5-point Likert scale) exploring nurse characteristics, nursing activities, and nursing environment.

FINDINGS:

The mean score of children's perceptions of their overall experience of hospitalization was 3.96; the nurse characteristics factor obtained the highest score (mean = 3.79), and it was in positive correlation with the satisfaction level across different age categories: 4 to 6 years, β = .37; 7 to 11 years, β = .31; and 12 to 14 years, β = .32.

CONCLUSIONS:

Nurse characteristics is the only significant factor contributing to children's satisfaction across the three different age categories.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE:

In pediatric nursing care, it is important to emphasize that nurses' personal characteristics and the ability to connect with children are essential compared to the ability to perform tasks.

© 2018 Sigma Theta Tau International.


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