Levels of uncertainty, fear and satisfaction with health professionals: experiences of parents whose children are hospitalized for COVID-19


Isik M. T., CAN ÖZDEMİR R., Karadeniz E., Erden Erturk S.

PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE, vol.27, no.9, pp.2057-2065, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13548506.2021.2014912
  • Journal Name: PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2057-2065
  • Keywords: Parent, Child COVID-19, pedsql health care satisfaction scale, intolerance of uncertainty scale, fear of COVID-19 scale
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study tried to determine the fear and tolerance of uncertainty levels of the parents of children hospitalized with COVID-19, and their satisfaction with the health care received during this time. Data were collected from 130 literate parents. A significant difference was found between the mean scores on the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS-12) and the age of the parents and the presence of COVID-19 in other family members and the IUS-12. Also, a significant correlation was found between parents' fear of COVID-19 and IUS-12 scores. Parents had good levels of satisfaction with health care received and moderate fear of COVID-19 and intolerance of uncertainty levels. As parents' fear of COVID-19 increased, intolerance of uncertainty increased. The demographic characteristics, levels of fear of COVID-19, and intolerance of uncertainty did not affect the satisfaction levels.