Retrospective Study
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World J Clin Cases. Dec 6, 2021; 9(34): 10557-10565
Published online Dec 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i34.10557
Application of narrative nursing in the families of children with biliary atresia: A retrospective study
Liang-Hui Zhang, Hong-Yan Meng, Ren Wang, You-Cheng Zhang, Jian Sun
Liang-Hui Zhang, Hong-Yan Meng, Ren Wang, You-Cheng Zhang, Jian Sun, Department of Children Surgery, Huai’an Maternal and Child Hospital, Huai’an 223001, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Zhang LH and Meng HY design the experiment; Wang R drafted the work; Zhang YC and Sun J collected the data; Zhang LH and Meng HY analyzed and interpreted data; Zhang LH and Wang R revised the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Huai’an Maternal and Child Hospital Ethics Committee (Approval No. 2020038).
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Hong-Yan Meng, PhD, Associate Chief Nurse, Department of Children Surgery, Huai’an Maternal and Child Hospital, No. 104 Renmin South Road, Huai’an 223001, Jiangsu Province, China.
Received: August 6, 2021
Peer-review started: August 6, 2021
First decision: September 1, 2021
Revised: September 8, 2021
Accepted: October 15, 2021
Article in press: October 15, 2021
Published online: December 6, 2021
Research background

At present, the clinical treatment of biliary atresia (BA) does not pay enough attention to the psychological state of family members.

Research motivation

This study ensures the psychological status of family members of children with BA during treatment.

Research objectives

This study aimed to explore the application value of narrative nursing in children with BA.

Research methods

Sixty-four family members of children with BA were included. The scores of mood state (depression and anxiety), family members’ nursing ability, perceived stress, and nursing job satisfaction of the children’s families were calculated before and after the intervention.

Research results

After the intervention, the child post-traumatic stress disorder symptom scores of the two groups were significantly lower than before the intervention, and the study group was lower than the control group; the nursing job satisfaction of family members in the study group was also significantly higher than that of the control group.

Research conclusions

Narrative nursing for the families of children with BA can effectively alleviate their negative emotions, reduce perceived pressure, improve nursing ability, and make family members more satisfied with nursing work.

Research perspectives

Narrative nursing will be more widely used in the treatment of children with BA.