Bisogni delle mamme di bambini affetti da malattie dermatologiche

Translated title of the contribution: The needs of mothers with children affected by skin diseases

Claudia Uras, Elisabetta Andreoli, Stefania Alfani, Stefano Tabolli

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Aim. The needs assessment of mothers with children affected by dermatitis is as crucial as technical interventions. The child's disease may modify mothers' priorities of needs. Aim of the study is to identify priority of needs in mothers of children admitted to a dermatological hospital (IDI-IRCSS) in Rome. Data were collected between May and June 2007. The Needs Assessment Questionnaire and the Patient Global Assessment (PGA) were distributed to 160 mothers to assess the perceived severity of the disease. Results. The main needs were to receive more information about diagnosis (59%), more care after discharge (48%), more information about treatments (36%) a better symptoms control (36%) and to receive informational material (33%). Mothers who perceived very severe the illness of their children expressed an higher need to receive more care after discharge (63%) and a better symptoms control (56%) compared to those with lower severity scores. The need of information about diagnosis is the first priority irrespective of the perceived severity of the illness. Conclusions. Information and education are crucial to involve mothers in the caring process. Nurses can improve critical areas of dermatological care through identification of needs.

Translated title of the contributionThe needs of mothers with children affected by skin diseases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalAssistenza infermieristica e ricerca : AIR
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)


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