Award Date

1-1-1989

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Margaret Louis

Number of Pages

160

Abstract

To discuss sources of stress for parents, a convenience sample of 47 parents of infants admitted to a NICU was obtained to complete questionnaires pertaining to different possible sources of stress. The questionnaires included the Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Parent/Child Uncertainty in Illness Scale; The parents of preterm infants had higher mean scores for each of the PSS:NICU sub-scales than parents of full-term NICU infants with the difference significant for the sub-scale Role Alteration; The Parent/Child Uncertainty in Illness Scale was utilized in conjunction with the PSS:NICU to further validate the later instrument. The PCUS closely correlated with the PSS:NICU sub-scale of Staff Relations. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).

Keywords

Affecting; Environmental; Identifying; Infant; NICU; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Parent; Stressors; State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; Parental Stressor Scale

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Social psychology

File Format

pdf

File Size

4.30 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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