Do apnea monitors decrease emotional distress in parents of infants at high risk for cardiopulmonary arrest?

@article{Abendroth1999DoAM,
  title={Do apnea monitors decrease emotional distress in parents of infants at high risk for cardiopulmonary arrest?},
  author={Dirk Abendroth and Debra Kay Moser and Kathleen A Dracup and Lynn V. Doering},
  journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={50-7}
}
INTRODUCTION The immediate post-partum period is stressful for most parents. The need to use a home apnea monitor may tax parental coping skills even further. Therefore, we conducted a study to assess the psychosocial consequences of apnea monitoring on parental emotional distress and family functioning. METHOD We studied 104 parents of infants at high risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. Fifty-two parents had infants who used home apnea monitors, and 52 parents were age-matched and gender… CONTINUE READING