Korean J Women Health Nurs Search

CLOSE


Korean J Women Health Nurs > Volume 23(3); 2017 > Article
Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2017;23(3):191-200.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2017.23.3.191    Published online September 27, 2017.
Predictors of Quality of Life in Mothers of Premature Infant
Hyosin Choi, Yeonghee Shin
1Department of Nursing, Daegu Health College, Daegu, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. yshin@kmu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that may affect quality of life of mothers who delivered premature infants.
METHODS
With survey design, data were collected from 145 mothers of premature infants with corrected age of 2 months to 12 months from January 9 to February 2, 2017. Quality of life was assessed with two measures of direct survey in the selected hospital and online survey. A self-report questionnaire was administered regarding personality of the mothers and the infants, postpartum depression, parenting stress, social support, and the quality of life. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple regression.
RESULTS
The quality of life of the mothers of the premature infants was influenced by postpartum depression, parenting stress, parents-infant dysfunctional interactions, and social support accounted for 65% of the variance.
CONCLUSION
These results indicate that early screening and continuous management of postpartum depression during postpartum period are important to improve the quality of life of the mothers of the premature infants. Education program and information and social support systems need to be developed to monitor mother-infant interaction and their role development.
Key Words: Premature infant; Mothers; Quality of life


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
CURRENT ISSUE
FOR AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS
Editorial Office
College of Nursing, Yonsei University, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2228-3276    Fax: +82-2-2227-8303    E-mail: kjwhn@kjwhn.org                

Copyright © 2022 by Korean Society of Women Health Nursing.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next