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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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Perceived informational needs of families of patients hospitalized in intensive care units from the perspective of family members and intensive care nurses

Author: MOUSAVI MOJTAB, RAHMANIANARAKI HOSEIN, PARVARESH MASOUDMOHAMMAD, QORBANI MOSTAFA, ASAYESH HAMID, HAJI MOHAMMAD HOSSEINI MAHSA
Abstract: Introduction: Often, medical conditions that require intensive cares occur suddenly and complex environment of intensive care units emerge many informational needs for family. The purpose of this study was to compare informational needs of families of patient hospitalized in intensive care units from the perspective of family members and intensive care nurses. Methods: in this descriptive-analytical study, 71 nurses of intensive care units (ICU, CCU, NICU) and 113 family members of patients hospitalized in the critical care unit were selected with convince sampling methods. Participants were surveyed using informational needs subscale of critical care family needs inventory (CCFNI). Data were analyzed using descriptivestatistics, t-test and one way ANOVA. Findings: family members rated all of informational needs in intensive care units (ICU, CCU, NICU) as very important (mean>3); whereas, among nurses 77% of needs were rated as very important degree. Overall, importance degrees of needs among nurses were lower than this importance among family members and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Importance of needs had not any statistically differences among ICU, CCU, and NICU units. Discussion and Conclusion: informational needs of family members of patients hospitalized in intensive care units have a high importance. The gap between perspective of family members and nurses about informational needs should be considered, reduction in this gap lead to promotion of family-centered cares activity
Keyword: intensive care unit, intensive care, family, nurse, informational need
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