Mothers and Fathers in NICU: The Impact of Preterm Birth on Parental Distress

@inproceedings{Ionio2016MothersAF,
  title={Mothers and Fathers in NICU: The Impact of Preterm Birth on Parental Distress},
  author={Chiara Ionio and Caterina Colombo and Valeria Brazzoduro and Eleonora Mascheroni and Emanuela Confalonieri and Francesca Castoldi and Gianluca Lista},
  booktitle={Europe's journal of psychology},
  year={2016}
}
Preterm birth is a stressful event for families. In particular, the unexpectedly early delivery may cause negative feelings in mothers and fathers. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between preterm birth, parental stress and negative feelings, and the environmental setting of NICU. 21 mothers (age = 36.00 ± 6.85) and 19 fathers (age = 34.92 ± 4.58) of preterm infants (GA = 30.96 ± 2.97) and 20 mothers (age = 40.08 ± 4.76) and 20 fathers (age = 40.32 ± 6.77) of full-term… CONTINUE READING
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