Mothers' Challenges after Infants' Discharge from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Qualitative Study

Hemati, Zeinab and Namnabati, Mahboobeh and Taleghani, Fariba and Sadeghnia, Alireza (2017) Mothers' Challenges after Infants' Discharge from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Qualitative Study. Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN, 8 (1). pp. 31-36.

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Abstract

ABSTRACTBackground: Mothers with premature infants face certain challenges such as uncertainty on how to deal with their infant's condition and care for it after discharge from neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).Methods: A qualitative design was used to explain mothers' challenges after their infant's discharge from NICUs in Isfahan, Iran, 2015. Purposive sampling was adopted to interview the mothers who could provide us information about the challenges after their infant's discharge. Data collection was performed by interviewing mothers. Data saturation was reached after conducting 23 in-depth, semi-structured interviews. All the data was analyzed by qualitative content analysis.Results: Four themes and nine categories were identified. The themes were incompetence in breastfeeding, dependence on hospital and nurses, feeding tube as a reason for stress, and constantly worried mothers.Conclusion: Mothers have difficulty in meeting their infants' basic needs after discharge. Supporting these mothers can enable them promote their infant's health.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Neonatology
Depositing User: ijn ijn
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 14:59
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/975

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