Maternal perceptions of infant exercise in the neonatal intensive care unit.

  title={Maternal perceptions of infant exercise in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Dana Gravem and Kimberley D. Lakes and Lorena Ter{\'a}n and Julia Rich and Dan Cooper and Ellen Olshansky},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={38 5},
OBJECTIVE To identify important factors that influence mothers' perceptions of engaging in exercise with their preterm infants. DESIGN Qualitative, semistructured individual interviews. SETTING Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen mothers of preterm infants who were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. METHODS Two researchers conducted interviews with mothers in English or Spanish. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed. RESULTS Mothers tended to view… CONTINUE READING

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