Acceptability and feasibility of collecting psychosocial data from fathers of very low birth weight infants

Bagge, Sophie, Westgate, Briony, Few, Karen, Clarke, Paul, Adlam, Anna, Walsh, Judi and O'Brien, Margaret (2017) Acceptability and feasibility of collecting psychosocial data from fathers of very low birth weight infants. Journal of Child Health Care, 21 (3). pp. 283-291. ISSN 1367-4935

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of collecting outcome data from parents of very low birth weight infants, and to explore the psychological and social adaptation of fathers. Questionnaires were distributed to 38 parents of very low birth weight infants and 36 parents of term infants within a hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Field notes were also taken. Parents indicated collecting outcome data in this population was feasible and acceptable, but barriers and difficulties in data collection were identified, particularly for fathers. Furthermore, parents highlighted a lack of emotional support for fathers. In conclusion, research with parents of very low birth weight infants should happen with consultation, flexibility, and measures designed specifically for this population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: father,neonatal,parents,recruitment,support
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2017 05:04
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 00:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63726
DOI: 10.1177/1367493517715147

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