Pediatric nurses' understanding of school-age children's cognitive development and beliefs about the causality of illness

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1986-12

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Pipatchaisiri, Hansa

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This descriptive correlational study determined the correlation between pediatric nurses' understanding of school-age children's level of cognitive development and their understanding of school-age children's beliefs about the causality of illness. Data were collected using two tools developed by the investigator, the Children's Level of Cognitive Development Tool and the Children's Beliefs of Causality of Illness Tool. Content validity for the tools was established by utilizing a panel of experts and reliability was established by using the test-retest methodology in the pilot study. The sample consisted of 26 pediatric nurses who work at a children's hospital. The hypothesis was tested using Pearson's product-moment correlation and was not accepted. There was no significant relationship found between pediatric nurses' understanding about school-age children's level of cognitive development and their understanding of children's beliefs about the causality of illness. (Pearson r= -.11).

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