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

  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},
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
Highly Cited
This paper has 20 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 62 references

Prematurity, risk and protective factors

  • C. Müller-Nix, F. Ansermet
  • 2009
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Post-traumatic stress disorder and neonatal intensive care

  • M. Clottey, D. M. Dillard
  • The International Journal of Childbirth Education…
  • 2013
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The birth of premature infants: Experiences from the fathers’ perspective

  • B. Lindberg, K. Axelsson, K. Öhrling
  • Journal of Neonatal Nursing,
  • 2007
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

The Impact of Event Scale-Revised

  • D. S. Weiss, C. R. Marmar
  • 1997
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Manual for the Profile of Mood States

  • D. McNair, M. Lorr, L. F. Droppleman
  • 1971
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…