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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014
Level of Stress and Coping Strategies Seen Among Parents of Neonates
Abstract: Nearly 27 million babies are born in India each year; this accounts for 20 % of global births. Of these, 1.0 million die before completing the first four weeks of life. Parents whose lives have been disrupted by an unexpected admission into neonatal intensive care unit. Aim of study was to assess the level of stress among and coping strategies parents of neonates and to co-relate stress and coping strategies among parents of neonates. Methods-Descriptive approach with 40 samples were selected with convenient sampling technique. Results majority belonged to age group18-23years (57.50 %). and (57.50 %) were found in secondary education.28 (70 %) majority of mothers had moderate stress and 12 (30 %) had severe stress Assessing the stress level of mothers in neonates. While 35 (87.50 %) mothers of neonates were in average coping and 5 (12.5 %) were in good coping. Conclusion: The main outcome of the study that mother always in stress because of babies admission in NICU. So any interventional programmes on stress were help the mother to minimize the stress and she will develop certain coping strategies. Most of Parent was satisfied with communication with staff so she must teach them stress management technique.
Keywords: Intensive Care Unit, communication, parents, stress, coping strategies
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014,
Pages: 579 - 585