International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Level of parental anxiety among mothers of hospitalized children in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore
Latha P and Aruna G
Background: Parents whose children have been admitted to the hospital feel not only separation from their children but also they may have feeling of inadequacy as others provide care for their children. They feel anxiety, anger, fear, disappointment, self-blame, and possible guilt feeling due to lack of confidence and competence for carrying the child in illness.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the level of anxiety among mothers of hospitalized children.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of anxiety among mothers of hospitalized children.
2.To find the association between levels of anxiety among mothers of hospitalized children with selected demographic variables.
Methodology: 60 mothers of children admitted in Pediatric ward at Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique method.
Results: Regarding parental anxiety among 60 mothers, 2(3.3%) mothers had mild anxiety, 36 (60%) had moderate anxiety and 22(36.66%) had severe anxiety regarding child’s hospitalization.