Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

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Short Communication - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2022) Volume 5, Issue 2

Evaluation of physical and Mental Health (MH) effects of children and their parents in new-born intensive care unit.

Parents may experience psychopathological symptoms after their preterm infant is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The study's goal was to see how parental stress and mental health affect Posttraumatic Symptoms (PTTS) in parents over the first year after NICU discharge. Furthermore, the researchers wanted to see if there were any differences in psychological suffering between moms and fathers. Parents who have had their own child admitted to the NICU are more likely to acquire psychopathological symptoms. According to our initial hypothesis, using the SF-36 to assess parental psychophysical well-being can help identify parents who are more likely to have posttraumatic effects in the first year after NICU release. Furthermore, father depression should be considered since hospitalisation because it may influence paternal PTSD development. Finally, these data provide preliminary evidence of gender-related trends in the development of PTSD and psychological distress in mothers and fathers during their infant's first year.

Author(s): Carmine Barone

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