International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part D (2018)
Perception regarding nurses as support provider among parents of neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit
Ruby Jose and Manisha Gadade
Background:-The admission of the newborn to neonatal intensive care units is often a difficult time for the parents. The interaction of neonatal intensive care unit’s nurse’s interaction with parents greatly influences the parent’s perception regarding condition of their child and nurses. The nurses play a vital role not only in the care of the newborns but also in providing support of the parents. Therefore the researcher conducted a study to assess the perception regarding nurses as support provider among parents of neonates admitted in selected Neonatal intensive care units of Pune City. Material and method: The research approach adopted for the study is quantitative approach and the research design is non-experimental exploratory descriptive design. Using Non probability purposive sampling technique 200 parents from selected hospitals from pune city were included in the study. Data were collected using likert scale questionnaire and are analyzed using frequency, median and standard deviation. Result: Majority (95%) of the parents reported that nurses were always supportive to them. The parents were always supported in terms of information giving and communication (97.5%), emotional support (94.5%), appraisal support (97%) and instrumental support (96%) by the neonatal nurses. Conclusion: The study findings show that nurses were always supportive towards parents in information giving and communication, emotional support and support them in participation of their newborns care. Nurse’s support found is very helpful for parents in coping up with difficult situation.
How to cite this article:
Ruby Jose and Manisha Gadade. Perception regarding nurses as support provider among parents of neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(6): 272-274.