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Kangaroo Mother Care helps fathers of preterm infants gain confidence in the paternal role.
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PMID:  22111919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
blomqvist y.t., rubertsson c., kylberg e., jöreskog k. & nyqvist k.h. (2011) Kangaroo Mother Care helps fathers of preterm infants gain confidence in the paternal role. Journal of Advanced Nursing 00(0), 000-000. ABSTRACT: Aim.  This article is a report on a descriptive study of fathers' experiences of providing their preterm infants with Kangaroo Mother Care. Background.  During neonatal intensive care, fathers describe the incubator as a barrier and the separation from their infant as stressful. Fathers consider it important to be close to the infant, and performing Kangaroo Mother Care makes them feel an important participant in their infants' care. Method.  Individual interviews conducted in 2009 with seven fathers who performed Kangaroo Mother Care were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results.  The fathers' opportunity for being close to their infants facilitated attainment of their paternal role in the neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo Mother Care allowed them to feel in control and that they were doing something good for their infant, although the infant's care could be demanding and stressful. As active agents in their infant's care, some fathers stayed with the infant during the whole hospital stay, others were at the neonatal intensive care unit all day long. Despite the un-wished-for situation, they adapted to their predicament and spent as much time as possible with their infants. Conclusion.  Fathers' opportunities for Kangaroo Mother Care helped them to attain their paternal role and to cope with the unexpected situation. The physical environment and conflicting staff statements influenced their opportunity for, and experience of, caring for their preterm infants.
Ylva Thernström Blomqvist; Christine Rubertsson; Elisabeth Kylberg; Karin Jöreskog; Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2648     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Ylva Thernström Blomqvist MA RN PhD Student Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Sweden Christine Rubertsson PhD RN RM Associate Professor in Reproductive Health Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Sweden Elisabeth Kylberg Nutritionist PhD Assistant Professor Department of Nursing and Natural Science, University of Skövde, Sweden Karin Jöreskog PhD Director Centre for Disability Research Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences Uppsala University, Sweden Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist MA PhD RN Associate Professor in Pediatric Nursing Department of Women's and Children's Health Uppsala University, Sweden.
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