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Association Between the Support of NICU Team and Subjective Health of Parents

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01006928
First Posted: November 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2011
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Information provided by:
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  Purpose

Preterm birth is a traumatic event for parents. They cope with threatening and unfamiliar environment of hospital, losing the parental role, and frustration. The NICU team is the main support source for these parents. Support and providing information are most important for parents, as they can have some control, involvement and self confidence during the hospitalization, and also feel healthier. The hypothesis of this study is that better support to parents lead to better subjective health feeling by them.

The study will be held among mothers to infants in NICU who are at least 7 days old. The study will use a questionaire to assess the subjective health feeling and the estimation of the support from the team. Sample size is about 150 mothers.


Condition Intervention
Conditions Influencing Health Status Other: Questionaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Association Between the Support of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Team and Subjective Health of Parents to a Premature Infant

Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Good subjective health feeling of mother. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Mothers
Mother of infants in NICU
Other: Questionaire
Questionaire to mothers

Detailed Description:

Preterm birth is a traumatic event for parents. They cope with threatening and unfamiliar environment of hospital, losing the parental role, and frustration. The NICU team is the main support source for these parents. Support and providing information are most important for parents, as they can have some control, involvement and self confidence during the hospitalization, and also feel healthier. The hypothesis of this study is that better support to parents lead to better subjective health feeling by them.

The study will be held among mothers to infants in NICU who are at least 7 days old. The study will use a questionaire to assess the subjective health feeling and the estimation of the support from the team. Sample size is about 150 mothers.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Mothers of infants in NICU
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers to preterm infants in NICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers to Infants in NICU who are not preterm
  • Mothers to Infants in NICU who died during hospitalization
  • Mothers to Infants in NICU who were transferred to another hospital during hospitalization
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01006928


Locations
Israel
Hillel Yaffe medical center
Hadera, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Erez Nadir, MD Hillel Yaffe medical centet, Hadera, Israel
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Erez Nadir, MD, Hillel Yaffe medical center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006928     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HY0015-09-IL
First Submitted: November 1, 2009
First Posted: November 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Subjective health feeling
NICU
team support