Utvärdering av utökat föräldradeltagande inom barnkirurgisk vård

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The benefits of increased parental
participation in the care of the
hospitalised child is well documented,
and care given by
parents is found to be effective. To
facilitate the child’s recovery by
providing the parents with information
and education about care,
and to minimise disruption to the
child’s and the family’s normal
life the care after hypospadiasis
repair was changed. Outcomes
were evaluated in two different
ways: a cost-effectiveness analysis
for calculating the relative
value of the alternative medical
interventions, and qualitative
interviews with parents to gain an
understanding of parents’ experiences.
The sample consisted of
consecutive series of children (n=
17) and accompanying parents
(n=19). This article describes the
parents’ views. The results showed
that feelings of participation,
support and uncertainty were
predominant for parents during
their child’s care and treatment.
The results highlighted the importance
of evaluating new processes
and routines.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nursing
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)38-42
JournalVård i Norden
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000)