Document Detail


Symptoms of acute stress disorder in mothers of premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22864005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: : To determine whether significant symptoms of acute stress disorder (ASD) are present in mothers of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
SUBJECTS: : Forty mothers of premature infants born less than 33 weeks and admitted into NICU.
DESIGN: : Prospective, cohort, within-subjects.
METHODS: : Mothers completed the Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, and the Acute Stress Disorder Interview to explore the number and severity of stress-related symptoms at 2 separate time periods, 7 to 10 days after birth, and 1 month after birth.
RESULTS: : Twenty-eight percent of the mothers met diagnostic criteria of ASD at 7 to 10 days after birth, and at 1 month after birth ASD symptoms persisted. The majority of the mothers described premature birth as a traumatic stressor. The most commonly met criteria were dissociation and anxiety. Significant symptoms of depression were found in 43% of mothers and persisted 1 month after birth. Rates of depression and moderate to severe symptoms of ASD were significantly related in mothers at 1 week and at 1 month after birth.
CONCLUSIONS: : The premature birth experience is traumatic for mothers and may lead to various emotional responses including stress-related symptoms such as depression and/or ASD. Mothers with significant symptoms of depression and those with symptoms of stress seem to be more at risk for developing symptoms of ASD.
Authors:
Jodi Jubinville; Christine Newburn-Cook; Kathleen Hegadoren; Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil
Related Documents :
22749435 - Transesophageal echocardiography in critically ill acute postoperative infants: compari...
22806235 - Maternal note-taking and infant care: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
21183925 - Follow-up cervical length in asymptomatic high-risk women and the risk of spontaneous p...
22802605 - Hypoxic and hypercapnic events in young infants during bed-sharing.
9382135 - Hiatus/paraesophageal hernias in neonatal marfan syndrome.
23536045 - Intravitreal ganciclovir for neonatal cytomegalovirus-associated retinitis: a case report.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1536-0911     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Stollery Children's Hospital, Northern Alberta Neonatal Program, Royal Alexandra Hospital (Ms Jubinville), and Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Drs Newburn-Cook and Hegadoren); and Ottawa Hospital and Neonatology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dr Lacaze-Masmonteil).
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Transfusion-associated necrotizing enterocolitis: evidence and uncertainty.
Next Document:  Effect of Breast Milk on Hospital Costs and Length of Stay Among Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants in th...