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Quality of life of mothers and families caring for preterm infants requiring home oxygen therapy: a brief report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11036797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact on mothers and families of caring for a premature infant receiving home oxygen therapy (HOT). METHODS: Standard questionnaires were used to compare the functioning of mothers and families of 10 premature infants receiving HOT, 10 premature infants who were discharged from hospital on HOT but who no longer required it and 20 premature infants who had never required treatment with HOT. RESULTS: After adjustment for gestational age, chronological age, birthweight and place of residence (urban/rural), the care required by premature infants receiving HOT had a significantly greater impact on their families than the care of infants not receiving HOT. Mothers of premature infants receiving HOT reported significantly less vitality and more mental health problems than mothers of infants not receiving HOT. CONCLUSIONS: The use of HOT for premature infants may have a significant adverse impact on their mothers and families.
Authors:
A McLean; A Townsend; J Clark; M G Sawyer; P Baghurst; R Haslam; L Whaites
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-02     Completed Date:  2001-02-02     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  440-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Family / psychology*
Female
Gestational Age
Home Care Services*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
Male
Mothers / psychology*
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy*
Quality of Life*
Questionnaires
Rural Population
Urban Population

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