Experiences of Caregivers in Caring for Children with RSV Pneumonia


  • Gridiyada Kuewong Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
  • Rose Pakdeto Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing


Child caregivers, RSV pneumonia, Caring for children, Experiences


The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of caregivers in caring for children with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) pneumonia using a qualitative approach: phenomenology. Purposive sampling was used to select 23 informants, including 12 child’s caregivers as the primary informants and 11 doctors or nurses who provided information to support the behavior of child caregivers of children with RSV pneumonia. Data was collected using in-depth interviews. Data were analyzed using van Manen’s method for content analysis.

The findings regarding caregivers caring for children with RSV pneumonia can be perceived through five themes: 1) understanding RSV pneumonia; 2) the causes of RSV pneumonia in children; 3) the diagnosis and assessment of RSV pneumonia; 4) adjusting child care behaviors to prevent recurrence; and 5) media to help caregivers better understand the disease.

The results of this study provide insights into caregivers' experiences caring for children with RSV pneumonia, and this information can be used to assist caregivers in effectively preventing RSV infection in children.


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