Mothers and nurses viewpoint on importance and amount of nursing supports for parents with hospitalized premature infants in neonatal intensive care unit
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : March 30, 2009, 2 (2); e8594
April 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
August 30, 2016
March 30, 2009
M. Mothers and nurses viewpoint on importance and amount of nursing supports for parents with hospitalized premature infants in neonatal intensive care unit,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Premature birth exposes infants to dangers and a wide range of problems. Therefore, nursing support is necessary for
families of these infants. This study was performed to compare mothers and nurses viewpoint on importance of nursing
supports for parents with hospitalized premature infants in NICU.
Methods: This is a comparative descriptive study. The study population consisted of mothers with hospitalized premature
newborns in NICU (n=300) and nurses of three educational treatment centers of Tabriz (n=32) during the first 6 months of
year 2007. Sampling was performed by census method and data were collected using Nurse-Parent Support Tool (NPST)
questionnaire. Validity of the scale was determined with content and translation and reliability of the scale was determined
with Chronbach’s alpha coefficient.
Results: Mann-Whitney test showed a significant difference between four dimensions of nursing support from viewpoint of
nurses and mothers. The most important provided supports from viewpoint of nurses were instrumental care and emotional
dimensions and from viewpoint of mothers were instrumental and communicative-informative dimensions.
Conclusion: Mothers want higher supports than they receive. Therefore, it seems necessary to plan for promoting family
centered care for parents in neonatal intensive care unit.
Premature Infant, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nursing Support, Mother
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