Predictors of parental anxiety in a paediatric emergency department

Conclusion Over 40% of parents sampled endorsed clinically significant anxiety in the paediatric ED. Child temperament, specifically lower activity temperament, and poorer parental mental health were identified as contributors to parent anxiety, whereas clinical condition or severity did not influence parent anxiety. Current results may help identify families in need of additional intervention and may improve patient outcomes.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research