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The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of information provision via mobile application on anxiety of mothers having children admitted in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: PICU and preparation for transferring from a PICU. Purposive sampling was used to select subjects (N = 60) to the experimental (n = 30) and control groups (n = 30). The experimental group received information via mobile application and routine information the control group received routine information. The research instruments were 1) Information provision mobile application 2) demographic data questionnaire, 3) the anxiety of mothers having children admitted in a PICU questionnaire, and 4) the anxiety of mothers during preparation for transferring from PICU questionnaire. All questionnaires were tested for content validity and reliability of the anxiety of mothers yielding Cronbach’s alpha coefficients of .88 and .94, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Chi-square test and t-test. The results revealed that the mean scores of anxiety of mothers in the control and experimental groups after experiment at both periods were significantly lowered than those of before experiment (t = 4.89, p < .001, t = 12.38, p < .001). The mean scores of anxiety of mothers in the experimental group after experiment at both periods were significantly lowered than those of
the control group (t = 7.54, p < .001, t = 9.42, p < .001). Thus, nurses can use the mobile application of information provision with routine information provision to reduce anxiety of mothers at both periods.
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