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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006928
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Conditions Influencing Health Status Other: Questionaire

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.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 150 participants
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
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Mothers
Mother of infants in NICU
Other: Questionaire
Questionaire to mothers



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


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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

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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

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 Posted: November 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

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