The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction of parents caring for their children undergoing minor surgery, and to evaluate the effect of guidelines based on their actual needs assessment.
The study included 100 parents enrolled through systematic random sampling of those whose children were admitted at the surgical department of Ain Shams children's Hospital and El Mataria teaching Hospital. The study tools were an interview form for parents, parent's satisfaction rating scale, and modified Taylor anxiety scale, in addition to the parent's satisfaction guideline booklet. The results revealed statistically significant increase in parents' satisfaction with care after guideline implementation. The majority of parents had some level of anxiety before being informed about quality of care for their children, while all of them had no anxiety after being informed. It is concluded that parents' satisfaction guidelines booklet in this study was successful in improving awareness about care of their children. Also, the level of anxiety was inversely related to parents' satisfaction, and decreased after being informed. It is recommended to develop other standardized guideline relevant to different aspects in pediatric departments in order to cover most of the parents needs
Nessrien O. Elsayed ,Nessrien O. Elsayed ,Lamiaa A. El Sayed ,
Effect of guidelines on satisfaction of parents caring of their children undergoing minor surgery,
New Egypt. J. Med. 2004;
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