Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000337
Title: Effectiveness of the Neonatal Discharge Program for Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants on Parental Efficacy and Psychological Distress
Authors: Bos, Lakshmi Shandra
Shorey, Shefaly 
Kulantaipian, Tamill Salvee
Sng, Jane SP
Tam, Wilson WS 
Koh, Serena SL 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Nursing
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatrics
distress
neonatal discharge program
parental self-efficacy
parenting intervention
INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT
RANDOMIZED-CONTROLLED-TRIAL
PRETERM INFANTS
SELF-EFFICACY
MOTHERS
INTERVENTION
FATHERS
HEALTH
PREDICTORS
DEPRESSION
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2018
Publisher: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Citation: Bos, Lakshmi Shandra, Shorey, Shefaly, Kulantaipian, Tamill Salvee, Sng, Jane SP, Tam, Wilson WS, Koh, Serena SL (2018-10-01). Effectiveness of the Neonatal Discharge Program for Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants on Parental Efficacy and Psychological Distress. JOURNAL OF PERINATAL & NEONATAL NURSING 32 (4) : E11-E21. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000337
Abstract: This pilot study aimed to (i) evaluate the effectiveness of a neonatal discharge program, (ii) identify relationships between parent and infant factors and parental efficacy and psychological distress, and (iii) identify ways to improve the neonatal discharge program. A quasiexperimental 1-group pretest/posttest design was used. Through consecutive sampling, 42 participants were recruited. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires. Self-administering instruments gathered data on parental efficacy and psychological distress as well as feedback and recommendations on the intervention. A significant increase in parental efficacy and a reduction in psychological distress were observed from pre- to postdischarge intervention. Significant relationships were found between parental efficacy and infants' gestational age, birth weight, gender, and participants' level of education, and a significant relationship was found between psychological distress and number of children from previous pregnancies. Moreover, an Internet-based program, in addition to the face-to-face teaching, was identified as a preferred option to aid in information retention. It is important to evaluate and enhance the neonatal discharge program to suit the parents of today while providing them with informational and emotional support. Future studies should explore parental coping and the long-term effects of their infant's birth and the intervention.
Source Title: JOURNAL OF PERINATAL & NEONATAL NURSING
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226890
ISSN: 0893-2190
1550-5073
DOI: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000337
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