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Infant readjustment from rural hospital to home.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10286748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This descriptive study examined parental perceptions of postdischarge behavioral changes in infants hospitalized for short-term treatment of respiratory problems. The sample consisted of 50 infants, aged 6 weeks to 12 months, who were hospitalized due to respiratory problems. Parents were interviewed in the home setting within 48 hours of the infants' discharge from the hospital. Results of the study indicated that behavioral changes in infants and changes in the parent-infant interaction were frequent after short-term hospitalization. The findings also provide direction for intervention in reducing parental anxiety through provision of support and anticipatory guidance to parents before the discharge of their infant from the hospital.
A J Gillis; S D Sony
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Children's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0273-9615     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Health Care     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-27     Completed Date:  1988-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101257     Medline TA:  Child Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-42     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Child Behavior
Child, Hospitalized / psychology*
Hospitals, Rural*
Patient Discharge*
Sampling Studies

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