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Premature infant is an infant who was born before the end of 37th weeks of pregnancy. Approximately 9.6% of infants are premature and they can be at risk for hospitalization. This study has done for evaluation of awareness and knowledge of parents about problems of premature infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU. This was a descriptive study with 160 parents whose premature infants were admitted to NICU Tehran-Iran, 2009-2011. Data were collected by a questionnaire for evaluation of awareness and knowledge of parents about problems of prematurity, and then analyzed by using descriptive analytic statistical methods and SPSS software. Based on the results, there was a significant relation between age and the total score of questionnaire P = 0.022, R = 0.18. Mothers had higher awareness and knowledge than fathers P < 0.05. The most awareness in parents was about doing of hygienic principle when they entered to NICU and about the importance of regularly and continuous attendance in ward. Awareness and knowledge of parents about problems of their premature infant were related to their age and being a mother or father. Parents had little knowledge about some NICU principles and premature infant’s needs and care.

KEYWORDS

Awareness, Knowledge, Infant, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Prematurity

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Khalesi, N. , Anjom, F. , Rezaeiezadeh, G. and Farahani, Z. 2015 Evaluation of Parents’ Awareness and Knowledge about Problems and Issues Related to Their Premature Infants in an Iranian Hospital. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 465-469. doi: 10.4236-ojn.2015.55049.





Autor: Nasrin Khalesi1,2, Fatemeh Shoaae Anjom1, Golnaz Rezaeiezadeh3, Zahra Farahani2*

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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