Print Email Facebook Twitter Parental experiences during the first period at the neonatal unit after two developmental care interventions Title Parental experiences during the first period at the neonatal unit after two developmental care interventions Author van der Pal, S.M. Maguire, C. le Cessie, S. Wit, J. Walther, F. Bruil, J. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2007 Abstract Aim: Developmental care has gained increased attention in the individualized care for preterm infants. This study was designed to explore the effect of a basic form of developmental care and the more extended Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) on parental stress, confidence and perceived nursing support. Methods : Two consecutive randomized controlled trials (RCT's) comparing (1) standard care versus basic developmental care (standardized nests and incubator covers) (n = 133) and (2) basic developmental care versus NIDCAP, including behavioural observations (n = 150). Parents of infants born <32 weeks gestational age (GA) received questionnaires after the first week of admission in the neonatal unit and on average these 2 weeks after the birth of their infant. Results : No significant differences were found in confidence, perceived nursing support or parental stress. The difference in parental stress between mother and father was less in the NIDCAP intervention group (p = .03), although not significant Subject HealthDevelopmental careNeonatal careParental stressChild behaviorClinical trialComparative studyConservative treatmentControlled clinical trialControlled studyGestational ageHospital admissionIncubatorInfantIntervention studyMajor clinical studyNewbornNewborn intensive careNursingPersonal experiencePrematurityRandomizationRandomized controlled trialAdaptation, PsychologicalChild DevelopmentFamily NursingFemaleHumansIncubators, InfantInfant BehaviorInfant, NewbornInfant, PrematureIntensive Care Units, NeonatalIntensive Care, NeonatalMaleNetherlandsObservationParentsProfessional-Family RelationsQuestionnairesSex FactorsSocial SupportStress, Psychological To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7c8dcaf2-d46c-48a9-82f8-40e75e7cbb6b DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00487.x TNO identifier 278329 Source Acta Paediatrica, 69 (11), 1611-1616 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.