Psychosocial Experiences of Parents of a Child With Imperforate Anus
Article first published online: 28 APR 2009
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Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 221–229, October 2009
How to Cite
Nisell, M., Öjmyr-Joelsson, M., Frenckner, B., Rydelius, P.-A. and Christensson, K. (2009), Psychosocial Experiences of Parents of a Child With Imperforate Anus. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14: 221–229. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2009.00192.x
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2009
- First received February 21, 2008; Revision received January 5, 2009; Accepted for publication January 9, 2009.
- Children with imperforate anus;
- positive experiences;
PURPOSE. This study aims to examine the psychosocial experiences of parents of children with imperforate anus (IA) and to describe their potential positive experiences.
DESIGN AND METHODS. Parents of IA children and a comparison group answered a questionnaire, which was analyzed quantitatively and with manifest content analysis.
RESULTS. Social relationships and respect for the child's will were more affected among IA mothers. Positive experiences were revealed in relation to the child, the parent, and the family.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. Support to parents in caring for a child with IA should be individualized and occasionally undertaken through collaboration with experts from child and adolescent psychiatry.