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This research was a descriptive study that surveyed the support needs of a nonrandom convenience sample of 56 mothers of high-risk premature infants. The results indicated that these mothers' received information similar to that given to mothers of healthy full-term newborns and information that they wanted on the "colicky" or crying infant, noisy(More)
Too much caffeine can cause numerous physical and psychological symptoms of poor health. It could negatively affect reproduction and is suspected of causing some cancers. It can affect cardiovascular functioning, and can even produce symptoms similar to those of mental illness. Despite this broad range of known and suspected effects of caffeine, nurses(More)
In animal studies, fetal loss, decreased fetal weight and size, and major skeletal defects have been reported when dosages of more than 80 mg/kg of caffeine were used. Human epidemiologic studies that examine the relationship between caffeine use and congenital abnormalities are not conclusive; however, there is some evidence to suggest a caffeine effect(More)
The results reported were obtained from the findings of a larger descriptive study that surveyed the support needs of 56 mothers of high-risk premature infants. Forty-eight percent of the mothers found the first week after their infant's discharge home difficult. Data analysis indicated the more premature the infant (birth weight r = 0.29, P = 0.03;(More)
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