The Effect of Empowerment Program on Participation of Mothers with Premature Infants Hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Authors

  • Hania Sajadi1, Golbahar Akhundzadeh2, Hamid Hojjati3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3151

Keywords:

Empowerment, Participation, Mothers of premature infants

Abstract

Introduction: The birth of a premature infant who needs to be admitted to neonatal intensive care unit from birth impedes early communication and participation of mother in her infant’s care. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of empowerment program on the participation of mothers with premature infants admitted to neonatal intensive care unit. Method: This study was a randomized clinical trial in 2018, which was conduct on a sample of mothers with premature infant who had randomly been divided into two intervention and control groups. The data collection tools were the Parents’ Participation Inventory designed by Melnick in 1994. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics (tables, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics using SPSS-16 software. Results: There was no significant difference in the level of mothers’ participation in the care of their infants between the two groups before the intervention (p = 0.45). But after the empowerment training program, the results showed that mothers’ participation in the intervention group (19.10 ± 3.09) was higher than the control group (16.8 ± 2.01), (p = 0.01). Conclusion: The results of this study showed that implementation of empowerment training program increases mothers’ participation in the care of their premature infants. Early intervention and the use of written information along with the booklet will increase the mothers’ participation in the care of their infant.

Author Biography

Hania Sajadi1, Golbahar Akhundzadeh2, Hamid Hojjati3

1Student, 2Assistant Professor, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Branch, Aliabad Katoul Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran

Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

Hania Sajadi1, Golbahar Akhundzadeh2, Hamid Hojjati3. (2020). The Effect of Empowerment Program on Participation of Mothers with Premature Infants Hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(2), 1580-1585. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i2.3151