TABLE 3

Summary of Responses From Families Present During CPR (n = 21)

QuestionPrimary ResponsesSecondary Responses on Scale of 1 to 5Mother ResponsesFather ResponsesP
Responsen (%)Responsen (%) or Mean
Where were you located?Outside room9 (43)72.989
Inside room4 (19)31
Near bed8 (38)62
Do you wish you could have beenYes4 (19)40.280
    located somewhere else?No17 (81)125
Were you scared?Yes6 (29)33.090
No15 (71)122
Did you leave the room at any time?Yes3 (14)12.007
No18 (86)153
Did you have contact with your child?Yes12 (57)Did it help?
    Yes8 (67)62
    No2 (17)11
Don't know2 (17)11
No9 (43)Do you wish you could have?
    Yes4 (44)31
    No3 (33)21
    Don't know2 (22)11
Do you believe that your presenceYes15 (71)4.5114.430
    brought comfort to your child?No3 (14)21
Don't know3 (14)30
Do you believe that your presenceYes14 (67)4.695.240
    helped you cope with the death ofNo6 (29)51
    your child?No answer1 (5)10
Do you recommend being present forYes16 (76)
    CPR to other families?No1 (5)
No opinion4 (19)
Name 1 thing that helped mostBeing present9 (43)81.190
    during CPRStaff updates5 (24)41
Other family present1 (5)01
Hope1 (5)10
Touching patient1 (5)10
No answer4 (19)13
Anything the staff could have done toBetter updates1 (5)10.300
    help during CPR?Professional behavior1 (5)10
Nothing16 (76)133
No answer3 (14)12
  • Comfort or help scale: 1, no comfort or help; 2, minimal comfort or help; 3, unsure whether it offered comfort or help; 4, moderate comfort or help; and 5, significant comfort or help.