INTRODUCTION: The study is aimed to examine the perception of family-centred care (FCC) and the factors affecting this perception from the perspective of the parents.
METHODS: The study is descriptive and cross-sectional. The study was carried out in two public hospitals in Turkey. The universe of the study consists of 240 families whose 0-18 year old child is hospitalized and stays with the child for at least three days between the specified dates. The questionnaire form used in the study consists of the demographic information form and the Family-Centred Care Scale (FCCS).
RESULTS: The total number of parents participating in the study is 240. The number of female parents participating in the study is 177(%73,8), and the number of male participants is 63 (%26,2). A significant difference were found between the gender of children (p=0,019), presence of chronic disease (p=0,049), frequency of hospitalization (p=0,032) and childrens age (p=0,021), and the importance dimension of FCCS. A significant difference were found between the child number (p=0,011), presence of chronic disease (p=,000), frequency of hospitalization (p=0,012) and childrens age (p=,000), and the consistency dimension of FCCS.
It was determined that there was a significant difference between the scores given to the importance and consistency section of all the questions in the FCCS (p=,000). When the FCCS matching section was analysed, the matching rate of all items was found between 35-67.5%.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Differences were identified between the importance that parents attach to family-centred care and the care they receive. It has been determined that there are differences between the care practices that parents consider important and the care practices that nurses are interested in.