Mastery of stress in mothers of preterm infants.


PURPOSE To explore the relationships among stress, social support, mastery, and depression. DESIGN Descriptive correlational study. SETTING 60-bed, Level 3 NICU in an urban medical center in a Mid-Atlantic state. PARTICIPANTS 31 mothers who delivered infants born between 26 and 36 weeks gestation. Inclusion criteria included no maternal illness or… (More)