Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Family and Rehabilitation of Children with Cochlear Implant: A Qualitative Study


Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran


ENT and Head, Neck Research Center and Department, Hazrat Rasoul Hospital, The Five Senses Institute, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Department of Nursing, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 18-24
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2022.21043
Read: 1096 Downloads: 558 Published: 25 January 2022

AIM: This study was conducted to explain the role of families in rehabilitating children with cochlear implants based on the participants’ experiences and perceptions.

METHOD: This research is a qualitative study based on the method of contract content analysis, and it is conducted with semi-structured interviews to collect information in Iran in 2018–2019. The interview was conducted with 12 participants, including caregivers (child caregivers with a cochlear implant), and the process of data collection continued until saturation. Interviews were recorded and transcribed, and the data were analyzed using Gran Haim and Landman content analysis. This study was guided by consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative (COREQ).

RESULTS: The results of the study were formed in the main class titled the family, the effective rehabilitation factor, and two sub-classes titled supportive family and continuing professional and non-professional rehabilitation.

CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicated that the rehabilitation process in these children will be incomplete without the presence and support of the family.

Cite this article as: Moradi, M., Fallahi-Khoshknab, M., Dalvandi, A., Farhadi, M., Seyed Bagher Maddah, S., & Mohammadi, E. (2021). Family and rehabilitation of children with cochlear implant: A qualitative study. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, January 26, 2022. 30(1), 18-24.

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