Bowel Cleansing Prior to Pediatric Colonoscopy : The Children's and Parent's Perspective

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Bowel Cleansing Prior to Pediatric Colonoscopy : The Children's and Parent's Perspective
Author Vejzovic, Vedrana
Date 2017
English abstract
The paediatric care’s primary priority is the best interest of children. For this to be possible necessitates both the children’s and parent’s perspective before planning different medical procedures which the child must undergo. The study´s aim was to compare children’s and parents’ experiences of the Child undergoing bowel cleansing prior to a colonoscopy. The interviews with children who have undergone a colonoscopy for the first time and parents who were present when their child underwent a colonoscopy were analysed used latent content analysis. Children (n=17) of both genders (12 girls and five boys) of an age ranging from 10-17 years and parents (n=12) were involved in this study. The findings were presented as one theme: The children’s and parent’s perspective of bowel cleansing. The results of the present study show both similarities and differences between children’s and parents’ experiences of a child’s bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy using polyethylene glycol with electrolytes as a laxative. The conclusion drown from this study is necessity to use both child and child´s perspective to find strategies to help those children when bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy.
DOI https://doi.org/10.20431/2455-4324.0302005 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.20431/2455-4324.0302005 .Icon
Publisher ARC journals
Host/Issue ARC Journal of Nursing and Healthcare;2
Volume 3
ISSN 2455-4324
Language eng (iso)
Subject Children
Parents
Experience
Pediatric colonoscopy
Qualitative Approaches
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24219 Permalink to this page
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