Nutritional Experiences of Parents of Children Who Had Gastric Transposition Surgery

Ozlu N. G., Vural F., Dokumcu U. Z., Ozcan C., Erdener H. A.

CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH, vol.32, pp.138-148, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10547738221078896
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-148
  • Keywords: qualitative research, gastric transposition surgery, corrosive esophageal injury, nursing, nutrition, PEDIATRIC-PATIENTS, REPLACEMENT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to understand the postoperative nutritional experiences of parents of children who had undergone gastric transposition surgery after corrosive esophageal injury. The study had a descriptive qualitative research design, and used a structured interview form as a result of the COVID- 19 pandemic. The population of the study consisted of the parents of 12 children who had undergone gastric transposition surgery at the pediatric surgery clinic of a university hospital in an urban area in Turkey. Thematic analysis was conducted on the transcripts using the MAXQDA program. Four main themes emerged and five supporting sub-themes were identified. The main themes were what we experienced in the postoperative nutrition process, coping with how we live, what we want to know, and our recommendations to healthcare professionals. Family-centered care should be a main focus when caring children who have had gastric transposition surgery, and children and their parents should be supported by a multidisciplinary team.