Postpartum early discharge: impact on maternal fatigue and functional ability.

@article{SmithHanrahan1995PostpartumED,
  title={Postpartum early discharge: impact on maternal fatigue and functional ability.},
  author={C Smith-Hanrahan and Denis Deblois},
  journal={Clinical nursing research},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={50-66}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a postpartum early discharge program, with home follow-up by hospital nursing staff, on the maternal fatigue and functional ability of low-risk mothers with healthy neonates. A quasi-experimental design was used. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups receiving the early-discharge program (hospital stay less than 60 hours plus home follow-up by hospital-based nurses; n = 35) or traditional hospital care (hospital stay more… CONTINUE READING

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