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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2001;7(3):267-279.
A Study on Emotional Status, Physical Status, and Family Support of Parents with Cardiac Disease Children.
Kwuy Bun Kim, Eun Ja Lee
1Nursing Depa. in Kyung Hee University, Korea.
2Nursing Depa. in Ga Chon Gil College, Kroea.
The object of this study is to provide the basic data for the caring of parents by understanding emotional status, physical status, and family support of parents with cardiac disease children. The subjects of this study were consisted of 105 parents of cardiac disease children admitted at 'G' hospital in Inchon, and 'S' hospital in Puchon. The data were collected from November 6 to December 21, 2000. Four instruments were used to collect the data : Spielberger's STIS, Cornell Medical Index(CMI), Yang's stress scale, and Moos's Family Environment Scale Form R, the latter 3 are modified by researcher. The collected data were tested using frequencies, percentiles, means, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficient with SPSSWIN program. The results of this study were as follows: 1. There were statistically significant differences in degree of anxiety on age, number of children, and children's order of birth. 2. There was a statistically significant difference in degree of physical status on presence of the other patient in family. 3.There were not statistically significant differences in degree of stress and family support on demographic factors. 4.There were positive correlations between physical status and family support, and between anxiety and stress, but negative correlations between family support and stress, between anxiety and family support, between anxiety and physical status, and between stress and physical status.
Key words: Anxiety; Stress; Physical status; Family support
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