Pecare: Parental Feedback to Improve Congenital Cataract Care in Sweden

Jenny Gyllén*, Birgitte Haargaard, Alf Nyström, Kristina Tornqvist, David Udén, Gunilla Magnusson, Anna Forsberg

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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PURPOSE: To analyze non-directed parental feedback to health care providers responsible for pediatric cataract care in Sweden.

METHODS: A directed content analysis was used to analyze data consisting of text representing free comments provided by 40 parents. A deductive approach was employed by applying the model of balancing the child's inability and ability, which includes the categories mastering, collaborating, facilitating, and adapting.

RESULTS: Parents lacked piloting and self-management support. They experienced an absence of partnership with the health care team and not being taken seriously. They also felt abandoned by health care, resulting in emotional distress. Parents highlighted the impact of their social network and the challenges involved in accepting and adapting to the changes in everyday life.

CONCLUSIONS: This study emphasizes the consequences of the lack of a caring partnership with health care professionals. Because parents act as mediators of care to the child with congenital cataract, persistence on the part of parents and a family-centered approach are essential for the child's visual development. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2023;60(4):298-294.].

Sider (fra-til)288-294
Antal sider7
TidsskriftJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Udgave nummer4
StatusUdgivet - 2023


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