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Comparison of The Anxiety Levels Between The Family Members of The Patients Presenting to The Pediatric Trauma Unit and Pediatric Emergency Units

Abdullah Osman Koçak, İlker Akbaş, Sultan Tuna Akgöl Gür, Meryem Betos Koçak, Halil Keskin, Zeynep Çakır
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2019.0027

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Background: It is not right behavior to accept every anxiety pathologically. On the contrary, the sense of anxiety is an indicator of the response of individuals to internal or external changes. More importantly, anxiety is a beneficial affective state for individuals who contribute to the development of self and bodily adaptability to the new environment in which they live. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study. The study was conducted on the parents of the patients who applied to the pediatric emergency department and pediatric trauma units of emergency department at Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine. Beck anxiety scale was administered to one of the relatives who brought the patient to the hospital. Beck anxiety test was filled in by using face-to-face interview method. Pre-defined study forms for patients included in the study were completed. Results: The study was completed with 68 family members in both groups. The values of the patients who were admitted to the pediatric emergency and adult emergency departments on the Beck Anxiety Scale were equal. Conclusion: When family members of pediatric patients admitted to hospital were compared; The family members of the pediatric trauma unit and the family members of the pediatric emergency department have the same level of anxiety.

Abstract

Background: It is not right behavior to accept every anxiety pathologically. On the contrary, the sense of anxiety is an indicator of the response of individuals to internal or external changes. More importantly, anxiety is a beneficial affective state for individuals who contribute to the development of self and bodily adaptability to the new environment in which they live. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study. The study was conducted on the parents of the patients who applied to the pediatric emergency department and pediatric trauma units of emergency department at Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine. Beck anxiety scale was administered to one of the relatives who brought the patient to the hospital. Beck anxiety test was filled in by using face-to-face interview method. Pre-defined study forms for patients included in the study were completed. Results: The study was completed with 68 family members in both groups. The values of the patients who were admitted to the pediatric emergency and adult emergency departments on the Beck Anxiety Scale were equal. Conclusion: When family members of pediatric patients admitted to hospital were compared; The family members of the pediatric trauma unit and the family members of the pediatric emergency department have the same level of anxiety.

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anxiety; pediatric patients; emergency; pediatring trauma unit; family members.

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Comparison of The Anxiety Levels Between The Family Members of The Patients Presenting to The Pediatric Trauma Unit and Pediatric Emergency Units

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

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Ahead of Print

Published online

2019-10-17

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.a2019.0027

Keywords

anxiety
pediatric patients
emergency
pediatring trauma unit
family members.

Authors

Abdullah Osman Koçak
İlker Akbaş
Sultan Tuna Akgöl Gür
Meryem Betos Koçak
Halil Keskin
Zeynep Çakır

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