Intervention Review

Audio recordings of consultations with doctors for parents of critically sick babies

  1. Guan Koh1,*,
  2. Donna Budge2,
  3. Phyllis Butow3,
  4. Bronia Renison4,
  5. Paul G Woodgate5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 24 JAN 2005

Assessed as up-to-date: 14 NOV 2004

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004502.pub2


How to Cite

Koh G, Budge D, Butow P, Renison B, Woodgate PG. Audio recordings of consultations with doctors for parents of critically sick babies. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004502. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004502.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Townsville Hospital, Neonatology, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    The Townsville Hospital, NICU, Brisbane, Queensland 4814, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Sydney, School of Psychology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  4. 4

    The Townsville Hospital, Townsville Health Library, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  5. 5

    Mater Mothers' Hospital, Dept of Neonatology, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

*Guan Koh, Neonatology, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia. guan_koh@health.qld.gov.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 24 JAN 2005

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract
  3. Plain language summary
  4. 摘要

Background

Family centred care is an important part of neonatal intensive care. Ensuring effective communication in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a challenge but is crucial to the implementation of family centred care. Providing parents in NICU with audiotape recordings of their conversations with neonatologists could promote effective communication.

Objectives

The objective of this review was to assess the usefulness of providing parents of sick babies with audiotape recordings of their consultations with neonatologists.

Search methods

The standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group was used. This included searches of electronic databases: Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, The Cochrane Library Issue 3, 2004), and MEDLINE (1966 - February 2004); and previous reviews including cross references and expert informants. There were no language restrictions applied to the electronic searches. Hand searching of conference and symposia proceedings was restricted to the English language.

Selection criteria

Randomised or quasi-randomised trials of any form of providing parents of babies in NICU with audiotape recordings of their conversation with doctors in the NICU.

Data collection and analysis

Four reviewers independently assessed the eligibility of the trials.

Main results

Our searches did not identify any trials which met the eligibility criteria.

Authors' conclusions

There is no information available from randomised or quasi-randomised trials to demonstrate any benefits from providing parents in NICU with audiotape recordings of their conversations with neonatologists.

 

Plain language summary

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  2. Abstract
  3. Plain language summary
  4. 摘要

Audio recordings of consultations with doctors for parents of critically sick babies

Parents with babies in a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) often feel stressed and depressed.  These emotions can make it difficult for the parents to remember or fully understand the details of their conversations with doctors.  The doctors in the NICU may also communicate poorly with parents due to lack of time or for other reasons. Another Cochrane review has shown that patients with cancer benefit from having audio recordings of their doctor visits, so they can review the information later (Scott JT, Harmsen M, Prictor MJ, Entwistle VA, Sowden AJ, Watt I. Recordings or summaries of consultations for people with cancer. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 2).  Similarly, the authors of this Cochrane review wanted to know whether giving parents audio recordings of their conversations with NICU doctors would help the parents understand and remember the information discussed.  They also wondered if the audio recordings would have an effect on the parents' emotional states.  The authors searched databases of medical journal articles and looked through conference proceedings for studies, and they also contacted experts and patient groups, looking for studies which compared parents of NICU infants who received audio recordings to a similar group of parents who did not get them (a type of study called a controlled trial).  The authors found no controlled trials on this topic. They are now conducting one of their own as they consider the recording of conversations to be an important part of family-centered care, which considers the needs of parents as well as patients.  As of now, however, there is no evidence showing audio recordings of conversations with NICU doctors is helpful for parents.

 

摘要

  1. Top of page
  2. Abstract
  3. Plain language summary
  4. 摘要

背景

醫生與患病嬰兒家長會談的錄音紀錄

家庭為中心的照護是新生兒重症照護重要的一部分。確保在新生兒重症加護病房(NICU)有效的溝通是一個挑戰,但對於落實以家庭為中心的照護是非常關鍵的。提供新生兒重症加護病房的家長與新生兒科醫師的對談錄音帶可以促進有效的溝通。

目標

這次review的目的是評估提供患病嬰兒家長與新生兒科醫師會談錄音帶的效果。

搜尋策略

使用 Cochrane新生兒review小組的標準搜索策略。這包括搜索電子數據庫:Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, The Cochrane Library Issue 3, 2004),MEDLINE(1966  2004年2月)和以往的review包括相互參照和專家資訊。電腦搜索沒有語言限制。人工搜索的會議和專題討論會紀錄則僅限於英語。

選擇標準

提供NICU病嬰家長與NICU醫師對談錄音帶的隨機或半隨機試驗。

資料收集與分析

四個評估者獨立評估試驗的資格。

主要結論

我們的搜索沒有發現任何試驗符合納入的資格。

作者結論

目前沒有任何資料可從隨機或半隨機試驗中證明提供NICU病嬰家長與新生兒科醫師對談錄音帶是有益的。

翻譯人

本摘要由臺中榮民總醫院薛榮華翻譯。

此翻譯計畫由臺灣國家衛生研究院(National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan)統籌。

總結

概要等待中