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Communicating with parents of premature infants: who is the informant?
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PMID:  16292336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To determine what sources of information are most helpful for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents, who provides NICU parents with the information, and also what expectations parents have regarding obtaining information. STUDY DESIGN: A 19-item questionnaire was given to the parents of infants 32 weeks or younger prior to discharge from the NICU. RESULTS: Out of the 101 parents who consented, almost all of the parents (96%) felt that 'the medical team gave them the information they needed about their baby' and that the 'neonatologist did a good job of communicating' with them (91%). However, the nurse was chosen as 'the person who spent the most time explaining the baby's condition, 'the best source of information,' and the person who told them 'about important changes in their baby's condition' (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Although the neonatologist's role in parent education is satisfactory, the parents identified the nurses as the primary source of information.
W J Kowalski; K H Leef; A Mackley; M L Spear; D A Paul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-15     Completed Date:  2006-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA 18105, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Health Education
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Intensive Care, Neonatal*
Middle Aged
Neonatal Nursing / methods,  standards
Neonatology / methods,  standards
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Parents / education*,  psychology*
Personal Satisfaction
Professional-Family Relations*
Comment In:
J Perinatol. 2006 Feb;26(2):134   [PMID:  16435008 ]

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