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Robb, Y.A. (1998) Family Nursing in Intensive Care Part One: Is Family Nursing Appropriate in Intensive Care? Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 14, 117-123.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Family Care Centre Model Could Decrease Anxiety Level among Family Members of Patients Who Have Been Undergoing in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

    AUTHORS: Ali Hamzah,   Sukarni, Achmad Husni

    KEYWORDS: Family Centre Care (FCC), Anxiety, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.7 No.1, January 18, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Critical illness/critical condition from any diseases and life-threatening event are the trigger factors of anxiety among family members of patients who are being cared in the intensive care unit. The anxiety is felt by patient’s family members who undergoes in ICU. It is generally triggered by uncertain patient’s conditions, room conditions, strict visiting time and cost factors. Unfortunately some nurses often fail to give attention to the family in such phenomenon and more focus to the physical patient condition. In that regard, giving attention to the family members of patients who are undergoing hospitalization in the ICU is very important and should be done by nurses by applying the Family Care Center (FCC) model. This study aims to determine the effect of the application of the model of family care center to decrease the anxiety level of family members. The results will be very useful to improve the quality of nursing care, especially in applying the model of the FCC as efforts to redeem any anxiety issues among family members. The method was used to quasi-experimental design with pre and post-test by using the control group. The total of 48 family members of patients who are undergoing hospitalization in the intensive care unit in Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital is willing to be used as samples in this study. It was obtained by purposive sampling technique. Data were collected by the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) and analyzed by univariate analysis using mean and standard deviation, then in the bivariate analysis using paired t-test test and Independent t-test. The results showed that there was significant application of the FCC to decrease family member’s anxiety level in ICU. The conlusion of this study is: FCC can be implemented to reduce anxiety level of family members of patients who are undergoing in the intensive care unit. According to the results, this study suggested to the nurses who are working in the intensive care unit to apply FCC model in reducing anxiety level of families members so that they can use the constructive mechanisms to decrease their anxiety.