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Specification of the educational needs of parents with premature infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit
Mehdi Rasti1, Faranak Aliabadi F 2, Narges Shafarodi3, Forogh Rafiee4, Majeed Kalani5
1- MSc of Occupational therapy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Rehabilitation Faculty
2- Lecturer of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Rehabilitation Faculty , faral9851@yahoo.com
3- Lecturer of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Rehabilitation Faculty
4- Assosiate Professor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Nursing faculty
5- Assistant Professor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Aim : Birth of a premature infant can instigate emotional crisis for the parents and encounter them with a variety of needs. The aim of this study was to specify the educational needs of parents of premature infants admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

  

Materials and Methods: The study was performed by qualitative research approach. Twelve participants including 9 parents of infants in NICU, 2 nurses and 1 pediatrist were selected by purposive sampling method. Data were gathered by semi-structured interview in akbarabadi, aliasghar, firoozgar hospitals. Data were analyzed content analysis approach.

  

Results: Two themes emerged from data analysis which expressed educational needs of parents of premature infants admitted in NICU. These themes were: need for knowledge and information about prematurity, and need for acquiring skills for caring premature infants.

  

Conclusion: Most parents have not sufficient knowledge and information about premature infants and resolving these needs can help them to achieve a better sense of control over the situation. Understanding of these needs can help care team to provide better services for parents premature infants.

  

Keywords: Educational needs, Parents, Premature infants, Qualitative research

Keywords: Educational needs, Parents, Premature infants, Qualitative research
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/09/24 | Accepted: 2014/09/24 | Published: 2014/09/24
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Rasti M, Aliabadi F F, Shafarodi N, Rafiee F, Kalani M. Specification of the educational needs of parents with premature infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit. mrj. 2014; 8 (4) :21-29
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