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Stress in fathers of surgical neonatal intensive care unit babies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18097216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to identify and measure components of perceived stress in fathers of infants in a surgical neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The Parent Stressor Scale: Infant Hospitalization (PSS:IH) was used to assess perceived stress in 22 fathers. Paternal stress was highest in the domains of "Parental Role Alteration" and "Infant Appearance and Behavior." "Sights and Sounds" did not appear to be associated with self-reported stress. This study demonstrates elevated levels of perceived stress among fathers of surgical NICU babies. Attention to fathers may be assisted by findings.
Rachel A Joseph; Amy B Mackley; Colleen G Davis; Michael L Spear; Robert G Locke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1536-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fathers / psychology*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Mid-Atlantic Region
Risk Factors
Stress, Psychological / etiology,  prevention & control*
Surgical Procedures, Operative / psychology*

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