Determination of the Preference of Surgical Gown for Parents and Children between 6 and 12 Years of Daily Surgery

Nurdan Akcay Didisen, Atiye Karakul, Nazmiye Nasuflar, Emre Divarci, Aysen Islamoglu


Objective: In this study, it was aimed to determine the preferences of children and their parents' gowns in the surgical clinic between of 6- 12 years. Methods: It is a descriptive research. Data were collected in two stages. First, the child's parent information form was completed. In the second stage, both the child and the parent were given a blank surgical gown design. This apron shape, color and content is intended to be designed in terms. The study data were collected for 10-15 minutes and written consent was obtained from the child and parents. The data were evaluated by SPSSS 22 package program. Descriptive properties were evaluated as number and percentage. Results: In this study, 36 children and 36 parents were evaluated. 58.33% of the children were male and the mean age was 9.90 ± 2.07 (min. 7; max. 12). The mean age of the parents was 39.1 ± 5.93 (min. 31; max. 51). 38.89% of the children found the hospital to be very bad, 72.2% stated that the hospital was boring, 38.89% said that the hospital was a little scary, 69.44% did not like the operating room aprons and the aprons were not comfortable. 66.66% of the parents stated that the hospital was not a reassuring environment, 52.77% did not find the surgical gowns hygienic, 83.34% said that aprons were frightening for their children and 88.89% said that aprons were not comfortable for their children. Conclusion: According to the results of the study, it was determined that children and parents did not like the surgical gowns and did not find them comfortable.

Key words: Daily Surgery, Child, Surgical Gown

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702