Stress among Mothers Whose Neonate Admitted in NICU

Authors : Amar Mulla; Brijal Patel

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 6 - June

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Background: Stress is an uneasy feeling due to under undue pressure. This pressure is experienced due to an increased day to day life situational demands on an individual. It has an overall effect of all the stressors. When a newborn is admitted in NICU due to any reason may need to stay for a day, week or month depending on its condition. This can be a stressful situation for parents to deal with. Aims: Aim of the study was to assess the mothers stress level due to neonate’s admission in NICU. Methodology: A descriptive study was done on 50 samples using Stress level modified PIP scale. The results were analyzed by using appropriate statistical tests. Result: Majority of mothers (n=43, 86%) had severe stress level whose neonate admitted in NICU. Conclusion: Hence, it can be concluded that admission of the neonate to NICU exposes the mother to severe stress

Keywords : Stress, NICU, Neonate, Mother


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