GI NURSING RESEARCH: PDF OnlyAbstracts of Awarded SGNA Research Grants Perceived Family in Pediatric Liver DiseaseBUZBY, MARIANNE RN, MSN, CPNPSGastroenterology Nursing: Fall 1990 - Volume 13 - Issue 2 - p 23S Buy Abstract The specific aims of this proposal are 1) to identify the perceived needs of families who have a child with chronic liver disease and those of families whose child received a liver transplant, and 2) to compare the perceived needs of these two family groups. The sample will be parents of children followed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Twenty families will be randomly selected from the more than 150 patients followed in the Gastroenterology Clinic for chronic liver disease. The 17 families with a child 4 to 12 years of age who has had a liver transplant will be asked to participate. Each parent will complete Hymovich's PPI: Concerns questionnaire to identify general issues. Parents will be interviewed individually using open-ended questions to elicit more specific parental concerns. Results of the PPI will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Themes will be analyzed using content analysis. By determining the needs of these two family groups, nurses will be able to plan education and care in a direct, focused manner. This will enable these families to accomplish effectively the developmental tasks necessary to manage the impact of their child's chronic illness, and will better prepare them for the reality that transplantation is not a simple cure, but a different chronic illness. © The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates 1990. All Rights Reserved.