Social Support, Self-efficacy and Care Participation Among Parents of Hospitalized Children with Pneumonia in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, the People’s Republic of China

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Jie Zhang
Usanee Jintrawet
Pimpaporn Klunklin

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          This study used a descriptive correlational design to explore the level of care participation among parents of hospitalized children with pneumonia, and to describe the relationship between social support, self-efficacy and care participation among parents of hospitalized children with pneumonia in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, the People’s Republic of China. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 85 parents who completed the Demographic Data Form, the Social Support Questionnaire, a Parental Self-efficacy Scale and a Parents Actual Participation Scale at two hospitals in China. Among parents of children hospitalized with pneumonia, the total mean score of care participation was at a high level, social support showed a statistically significant positive correlation to care participation, and self-efficacy showed a statistically significant positive correlation to care participation. Chinese parents of hospitalized children with pneumonia showed a total mean score of care participation at a high level. Each dimension of care participation was at a high level, except for decision making. The results of this research could guide health professionals to encourage parents to participate more in the decision-making process. A plan or guideline should be developed to enhance care participation to be more effective for hospitalized children with pneumonia.

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