Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 1):S39-41
Psychometric evaluation of a Chinese version of the Parental Stressor Scale: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
BMC Yam, V Lopez
Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Stress experienced by parents when their children are in a critical condition can threaten family functioning and influence the level of stress in the children themselves. It is important for health care practitioners to be cognizant of the nature, sources, and levels of parental stress so that they can reduce them to a minimum.
2. Further studies with larger samples are recommended to refine the instrument and evaluate the feasibility of reducing certain redundant items.