The experiences, unmet needs and outcomes of parents of severely injured children: A longitudinal mixed methods study protocol

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Foster, Kim N., Curtis, Kate, Mitchell, Rebecca, Van, Connie and Young, Alexandra. (2016) The experiences, unmet needs and outcomes of parents of severely injured children: A longitudinal mixed methods study protocol. BMC Pediatrics. 16(152), pp. 1 - 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-016-0693-8
AuthorsFoster, Kim N., Curtis, Kate, Mitchell, Rebecca, Van, Connie and Young, Alexandra
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Background: Being the parent of a severely injured child involves many stressors throughout the trauma journey. Internationally, little is known about the experiences or levels of emotional distress, parenting stress, quality of life, and resilience for parents of injured children. The aim of this study is to investigate the experiences, unmet needs and outcomes of parents of physically injured children 0–12 years over the 2 year period following injury. Methods/design: This is a prospective longitudinal study using an embedded mixed methods design. This design has a primary qualitative strand which incorporates supplementary quantitative data on child quality of life, and parental quality of life, parenting stress, emotional distress, and resilience at four time points; the acute hospitalisation phase, and at 6, 12 and 24 months following injury. The primary sample are parents of injured children 0–12 years hospitalised in the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. Primary data sources are child and parent demographic data; survey data; and semi-structured interview data across a 24 month period. Discussion: This study aims to address the existing gap in knowledge on the experiences and unmet support needs of parents in the 2 years following child injury to provide guidance for care provision for these families. There is a lack of evidence-based recommendations for supporting parents and families of injured children and strengthening their capacity to address the challenges they face.

Keywordsparents; children; family; trauma; resilience; psychological distress; injury; mixed methods; longitudinal
Year2016
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Journal citation16 (152), pp. 1 - 7
PublisherBiomed Central Ltd
ISSN1471-2431
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-016-0693-8
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84985916770
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 7
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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Reupert, Andrea, Foster, Kim Narelle, Maybery, Darryl, Eddy, Kylie and Fudge, Elizabeth. (2011) Keeping families and children in mind': An evaluation of a web-based workforce resource. Child and Family Social Work. 16(2), pp. 192 - 200. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00731.x
Description of a healthy lifestyle intervention for people with serious mental illness taking second-generation antipsychotics
Park, Tanya, Usher, Kim and Foster, Kim Narelle. (2011) Description of a healthy lifestyle intervention for people with serious mental illness taking second-generation antipsychotics. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 20(6), pp. 428 - 437. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2011.00747.x
Reduced intubation rates for infants after introduction of high-flow nasal prong oxygen delivery
Schibler, Andreas, Pham, Trang, Dunster, Kimble, Foster, Kim, Barlow, A, Gibbons, Kristen and Hough, Judith. (2011) Reduced intubation rates for infants after introduction of high-flow nasal prong oxygen delivery. Intensive Care Medicine. 37(5), pp. 847 - 852. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-011-2177-5
Family resilience: Towards a new model of chronic pain management
West, Caryn, Usher, Kim and Foster, Kim Narelle. (2011) Family resilience: Towards a new model of chronic pain management. Collegian. 18(1), pp. 3 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2010.08.004
Relationships in pain: The experience of relationships to people living with chronic pain in rural areas
Tollefson, Joanne, Usher, Kim and Foster, Kim Narelle. (2011) Relationships in pain: The experience of relationships to people living with chronic pain in rural areas. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 17(5), pp. 478 - 485. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01963.x
Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review
McCloughen, Andrea and Foster, Kim Narelle. (2011) Weight gain associated with taking psychotropic medication: An integrative review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 20(3), pp. 202 - 222. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00721.x
I wanted to learn how to heal my heart': Family carer experiences of receiving an emotional support service in the Well Ways programme
Foster, Kim Narelle. (2011) I wanted to learn how to heal my heart': Family carer experiences of receiving an emotional support service in the Well Ways programme. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 20(1), pp. 56 - 62. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00710.x
Introducing mental health nursing: A consumer-orientated approach
Happell, Brenda, Cowin, Leanne, Roper, Cath, Foster, Kim and McMaster, Rosanna. (2008) Introducing mental health nursing: A consumer-orientated approach Allen & Unwin.