Maternal Stressful Experience in Giving Birth to Premature Baby in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Ward

Authors

  • Andi Fatmawati Syamsu Student of Doctoral Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia; Department of Nursing, Poltekkes Kemenkes Palu, Palu, Indonesia
  • A. Dwi Bahagia Febriani Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Ema Alasiry Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Kadek Ayu Erika Department of Pediatric, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Andi Mardiah Tahir Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Wahidin S. Husodo Hospital, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Isharyah Sunarno Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Wahidin S. Husodo Hospital, Makassar, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.6581

Keywords:

Maternal stress, Preterm baby, Parental scale stressor, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Stressor

Abstract

AIM: This study aimed to determine the stressor of mothers whose baby was treated in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward and identify the demography parameter which affected the stressor.

METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done in four hospitals in Makassar City. Stressor was evaluated using Parental Scale Stressor (PSS): NICU. Samples were taken consecutively for 30 babies treated in NICU ward for more than 24 h.

RESULTS: On the average, the mothers’ stressors were the situation and view of NICU (2.87), appearance and behavior of the baby (2.78), the role of parents (2.74), and communication relationship between the parents and nurse (2.80). Meanwhile, demography factors (maternal age, age of pregnancy, parity, and experience) did not affect the maternal stress statistically.

CONCLUSION: Premature babies who are treated in NICU ward can be the source of maternal stress, thus provision of education to the mothers can decrease the stress.

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2021-09-11

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Syamsu AF, Febriani ADB, Alasiry E, Erika KA, Tahir AM, Sunarno I. Maternal Stressful Experience in Giving Birth to Premature Baby in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Ward. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 11 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];9(G):106-11. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6581

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