:: Volume 1, Issue 2 (winter 2015) ::
JPEN 2015, 1(2): 40-48 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of discharg needs of mothers in neonatal intensive care units
Mansoreh Azizzadeh foruzi , Marzieh Mirjalili, Sakineh Sabzevari, Aliakbar Haghdoost, Aazam Heydarzadeh
. , fororzy@gmail.com
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Introduction: Hospitalization of a sick infant in the neonatal intensive care unit was very stressful for parents. They are faced with a number of needs which recognizing these (needs) particularly at discharge time can bereduce their worries about how to health care of their infant. This study was aimed to assessment needs of parents of infants hospitalized in the NICU at discharge time.
Methods:This study is a descriptive analytic study. The sample size was determined based on a pilot study of 92 patients. Data were collected through demographic information questionnaires of Mothers, fathers and neonates and a 56-item questionnaire CCFNI. Using SPSS version 19, the index of central tendency and dispersion and paired t-test, data were analyzed and a significance level of 0/05 was considered.
Results: Findings relating to discharge requirements showed from mothers point of view that need to feel confident was as the most important need (3/80 ± 0/21) and the need of support was the least important (3/24 ± 0/33). Results also showed between the total score domains of needs of mothers with a history of hospitalized infants in the NICU and infant’s diagnosis and the total score domains was significantly different (P=0/03).
Conclusions: Identifying the needs of parents of newborn discharge process provides the medical staff with opportunity to focus on and meet the needs. In this study showed that, the most important need was the need to assurance so that meeting the needs of the parent’s reduces the risk of re-hospitalization of neonate. On the other hand this increases the confidence of parents in the care of premature infants at home.
Keywords: Need, discharg, Mother, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/20 | Accepted: 2014/12/31 | Published: 2015/01/1

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