A metasynthesis of risk perception in women with high risk pregnancies.
The thoughts and feelings expressed by the prenatal hospitalized client are important considerations for care, yet few investigations of this subject have been reported. A qualitative study using descriptive exploratory methods (a questionnaire and tape recorded interview) addressed these questions using a phenomenological approach. The sample comprised 11 women at 26-38 weeks' gestation. Results revealed experiences of loneliness, boredom, and powerlessness. The findings imply that the emotional needs of this particular group may not be met by current nursing interventions.