Kangaroo care: national survey of practice, knowledge, barriers, and perceptions.

  title={Kangaroo care: national survey of practice, knowledge, barriers, and perceptions.},
  author={Arthur J. Engler and Susan M. Ludington-Hoe and Regina M. Cusson and Rene Adams and Millie Bahnsen and Eileen Brumbaugh and Patricia Coates and Jane Grieb and Lisa McHargue and Deborah L Ryan and Mary Settle and Denise A Williams},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={27 3},
PURPOSE A national survey was conducted to assess practice, knowledge, barriers, and perceptions regarding Kangaroo Care (KC)--the holding of diaper-clad preterm infants skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest by parents. DESIGN A descriptive survey was conducted. METHODS Kangaroo Care Questionnaires (KCQs), developed for the study, were sent to nurse managers in all hospitals in the United States that were identified as providing neonatal intensive care services (N = 1,133), and were to be completed… CONTINUE READING
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