Nursing Faculty Publications

Title

Experiences of Indonesian Mother Managing Preschool Children's Acute Abdominal Pain in Taiwan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2015

Journal Title

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

ISSN

0882-5963

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

301

Last Page

309

DOI

10.1016/j.pedn.2014.08.001

Abstract

The aim of this study was to understand the Indonesian mothers' experiences of managing preschool children's acute abdominal pain. The descriptive qualitative research design comprises semi-structured interviews with 11 Indonesian mothers. The qualitative content analysis revealed three themes, including (1) insight of abdominal pain, (2) “inheritance of the strategies for assessment of management for abdominal pain from the family of origin”, (3) “obstacles and insights related to cultural differences”. The results presented that pain management was affected by family, environment, cultural background and religious beliefs. Healthcare providers should provide culturally competent pain management care for the patients of difference nationalities.

Keywords

Acute abdominal pain, preschool children, cross-cultural care, pain management