International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part L (2016)
Assess the parental stress level and identify the factors precipitating stress in parents of neonates
Kiran Kour and Akoijam Sangita Devi
A study to assess the parental stress level and identify the factors precipitating stress in parents of neonates admitted in NICU of selected hospital in Haryana. The conceptual model developed for the study is based on System Model. The model consists of three areas- Input, Process, Output. It was assume that parents of neonate admitted in NICU do experience stress to some extent, parent will be able to frankly express their concerns and feeling about admission of neonate in NICU, environment of NICU precipitate parental stress, health status of neonates admitted in NICU has effect on stress level of parents, parents stress level can be measured by PSS: NICU. The study was delimitated to parents whose neonates are admitted in MMIMSR& H, Mullana and Military hospital of Ambala during the study period and parents who are willing to participate in the study and feel free to express their actual feelings. The literature reviewed for the present study was related to parental stress and related to Parental Stress Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It was concluded that all parents of neonates admitted in NICU had stress of varying level, parental concerns and baby looks and behaviour were identified as stressors precipitating stress in parents of neonates admitted in NICU and there was significant association between stress level of parents with family income.
How to cite this article:
Kiran Kour, Akoijam Sangita Devi. Assess the parental stress level and identify the factors precipitating stress in parents of neonates. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):791-794.