versão impressa ISSN 1657-5997
MORENO-MONSIVAIS, María Guadalupe et al. Maternal Satisfaction with Care Provided to Hospitalized Children. Aquichán [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.1, pp. 40-47. ISSN 1657-5997.
The study was designed to identify the factors associated with a mother's satisfaction with the care her child receives during hospitalization. The sample included 127 mothers of children who were patients at a public hospital in Monterrey, N.L., México. The study was correlational and descriptive. A family pediatric satisfaction questionnaire was used. Pain management was an important factor in the satisfaction of participating mothers. The mother's satisfaction with inpatient services was associated with nursing care and assistance (rs = 0,458; p= 0,0001). The child's age, the number of prior hospitalizations, and the perception of the child's state of health were not significant factors with respect to maternal satisfaction. It also is important for inpatient services and nursing care to respond to the expectations of the pediatric patient's family.
Palavras-chave : Care; hospitalization; patient's satisfaction; nursing.