Effect of parental participation on hospitalized child behavior

Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. Apr-Jun 1994;17(2):81-92. doi: 10.3109/01460869409078293.


A short-term longitudinal descriptive evaluation of current levels of parents' participation in the care of a child hospitalized with leukemia was conducted to identify varying levels of parent participation and their relationship to the child's behavior during hospitalization. A positive relationship between the number of activities a parent participates in and the child's behavior during hospitalization was revealed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child Behavior*
  • Child, Hospitalized / psychology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Leukemia / psychology
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Mothers / psychology*
  • Patient Participation