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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(2): 213
입원 아동 어머니가 지각하는 불확실성과 불안 및 간호요구도
순천향대학교 의과대학 간호학과
A Study on Uncertainty, Anxiety and Nursing Needs in Mothers of Hospitalized Children
Kyung-Hee Yoo
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate uncertainty, anxiety and nursing needs in mothers of hospitalized children.
Method: Self report questionnaires were used to measure the variables. Variables were uncertainty, anxiety and nursing needs. In data analysis, SPSSWIN 12.0 program was utilized for descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and regression analysis.
Results: Cronbach's alphas of .84 to .97 indicate reliability of the instruments. Uncertainty positively correlated with anxiety (r=.624, p<.001) and nursing needs (r=.147, p<.05), and anxiety positively correlated with nursing needs (r=.262, p<.01). In regression analysis of anxiety, uncertainty, nursing assessment of nursing needs and duration of hospitalization were significant predictors, explaining 45.1% of variance.
Conclusion: Uncertainty was a significant predictor of anxiety in mothers whose children were hospitalized. Therefore, nursing interventions which decrease uncertainty must be developed for these mothers.
Key words: Uncertainty | Anxiety | Children | Hospitalized | Mothers
주요어: 불확실성 | 불안 | 입원 아동 | 어머니