Abstract 207: Relationship between patients with Kawasaki disease and the role of Parents Association Kawasaki Disease (Parents Association)
Katayama et al. indicated that the Parents Association for children with Kawasaki disease plays a significant role through four phases of “the psychological development process over 10 years in mothers with children with Kawasaki disease.” In the first phase, parents are bewildered, persistently worrying about their child’s poor physical condition with no clear cause. In the second phase, parents are confused by the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease and feel panicked not knowing what to do. In the third phase, they reexamine their attitudes as parents and alter their consciousness through an encounter with the Parents Association. In the fourth phase, parents begin to act proactively with the growth and development of children, facing the reality and future as the parents of children with Kawaski disease. However, no detailed analysis has been reported regarding the significance of the Parents Association itself. Therefore, we analyzed the entire content of Parents Association newsletters from No. 1 through No. 192. Here we report the reevaluated significance of the Parents Association.
Author Disclosures: S. Okamoto: None.
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