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Children's experience regarding the quality of their hospital stay: the development of an assessment questionnaire for children
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
A questionnaire assessing the satisfaction of children with their hospital stay has been developed and tested with 136 children (aged 6-12 years) at 2 Swiss hospital sites. Three out of 4 children were satisfied overall with their hospital stay. Their relationships with the professional medical staff, explanations they received, games they played, and environment, all received positive evaluations. The most critical points were pain, fear, and the absence of relatives. Ninety percent of the children appreciated that their opinions were sought. These results reinforce the importance of having questionnaires available for the children to consider their opinions to enhance the quality of care.
child, hospital, instrument, patient satisfaction, pediatric care, quality assessment, PATIENT SATISFACTION, NURSING-CARE, NURSES, STRESS, HEALTH
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