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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2009;15(2):155-163.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/jkachn.2009.15.2.155
Relationship between Behavioral Responses of Children with Burns and Parental Anxiety and Depression.
Gyeong Suk Lee, Young Hee Yom
1Hallym Burn Center, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical Center, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Korea. yhyom@cau.ac.kr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the behavioral responses of children with burns, and anxiety and depression in their parents. METHODS: Ninety-three parents of children with burns, ages 4 to 15 years who were admitted to hospital for an acute burn agreed to participate in this study. The Child Behavior Checklist, Beck Anxiety Inventory and Korean Version of Beck Depression Inventory were used for data collection. RESULTS: The mean scores for acute traumatic disorder, post traumatic disorder, anxiety and depression were 9.05+/-3.04, 39.59+/-8.75, 11.89+/-11.53, and 10.16+/-8.22, respectively. There were significant relationships between depression and gender of children, education of parents, and number of family members. Child's behavioral responses were positively correlated with parents' anxiety and depression. CONCLUSION: The study found that the greater the behavioral responses of the children with burns, the more anxiety and depression experienced by the parents. The results indicate that psychological support must be provided for both the children with burns and their parents in conjunction with treatment of the burns.
Key words: Burns; Child; Parents; Anxiety; Depression
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