Parental Coping in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  title={Parental Coping in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit},
  author={Richard J. Shaw and Rebecca S. Bernard and Amy Storfer-Isser and William D. Rhine and Sarah McCue Horwitz},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
Fifty-six mothers of premature infants who participated in a study to reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) completed the Brief COPE, a self-report inventory of coping mechanisms, the Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire to assess acute stress disorder (ASD) and the Davidson Trauma Scale to assess PTSD. 18 % of mothers had baseline ASD while 30 % of mothers met the criteria for PTSD at the 1-month follow-up. Dysfunctional coping as measured by the Brief COPE was… CONTINUE READING


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