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dc.contributor.advisorRubarth, Lorien_US
dc.contributor.authorMurcek, Kimen_US
dc.contributor.authorRubarth, Lorien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T17:54:10Z
dc.date.available2013-05-12T08:40:12Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/29811
dc.description.abstractPreterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal death and antepartum bed rest has been a mainstay of treatment to prevent preterm birth. Bed rest can have physiologic, behavioral, social, economic, and emotional impact on families causing undue stress. Providing antenatal education about the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may decrease maternal stress levels and improve outcomes of premature infants. The purpose of this study was to decrease the amount of perceived stress of high risk pregnant women on bed rest due to pregnancy complications. A quantitative, experimental design with a qualitative component was used. Study participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups: 1) access to a private blog with no further intervention (control group), and 2) access to a private blog plus access to NICU education with an advanced practice nurse via the internet (intervention group). Results of the independent T-test of the 119 subjects who participated in the study showed no significant difference between the two groups; however, a tour of the NICU prior to delivery and NICU education may be beneficial interventions to all high risk women. In conclusion, this study will help health care providers understand more fully the high risk antepartum patient’s experience on bed rest in order to improve the quality of the woman’s care.en_US
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dc.subject.meshBed Resten_US
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Careen_US
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care, Neonatalen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Change Eventsen_US
dc.titleUse of NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bed Resten_US
dc.title.alternativeUse of NICU Education to Decrease Stress for High Risk Pregnant Women on Bed Resten_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderKim Murcek, BSN, APRN, NNP-BCen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.description.pages20 pagesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursing (1971 - July 2013)en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursing (1971 - July 2013)en_US
dc.embargo.terms2013-05-12
dc.degree.levelMSNen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science in Nursingen_US
dc.degree.committeeRubarth, Lorien_US


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