Perceptions of people with cystic fibrosis on hospital admissions

Merel Visse, Tineke Abma, Hetty Van den Oever, Yvonne Prins, Vincent Gulmans
2013 Journal of Hospital Administration  
Aims and objectives: This paper is a report of a study of experiences of people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) with their hospital admission. It evaluates how they perceive their treatment and care and the impact on their social life (school or work). Background: In The Netherlands, people with CF are hospitalized in seven CF centers. In general, hospitalization may raise several challenges concerning the patient's psychosocial well-being, before, during and after the admission. The admission of
more » ... le with CF is complicated, because of segregated treatment and care that aims to prevent hospital-based cross-infection. Design: This article reports on a qualitative study. Methods: Data were collected during 2009 and 2010. Nineteen people with CF admitted for more than 5 days in one of the seven Dutch CF-centres participated.
doi:10.5430/jha.v2n3p54 fatcat:hov2v5kcanazlkn24xlsmd7xca