Hospitalised Children in Swansea, 1972


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The aim of this study was to investigate cultural factors often thought to be associated with social classes, leading to differences of attitude and belief and to variation in behaviour with regard to patterns of child rearing, and, more specifically, to investigate the proposal that working class parents do not understand the social and emotional needs of their children in hospital.

Main Topics:

Variables Social class (National Readership Survey classification); previous hospital experience; type of admission (accident, emergency, planned admission/readmission, unplanned readmission); explanations given to child about hospitalization; beliefs held about harm caused through lack of regular visiting; reported transport difficulties; satisfaction with information given during child's stay in hospital; frequency of visiting; use made of visitors' facilities; expenditure on transport and other items associated with child's hospitalization.

Those hospitals which treated acute child patients (in any specialty, not just paediatric patients)

Face-to-face interview

Compilation or synthesis of existing material

Metadata Access
Creator Stacey, M., University College of Swansea, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology; Earthrowl, B., University College of Swansea, Medical Sociology Research Centre
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1981
Rights No information recorded; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
OpenAccess true
Language English
Discipline Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage West Glamorgan; Wales