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Aliabadi F, Kamali M, Borimnejad L, Rassafiani M, Rasti M, Shafaroodi N, et al . Parent’s Learning Strategies: A Qualitative Study on Parents of Preterm Infants . IRJ. 2013; 11 :15-20
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-377-en.html

1- Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Rehabmanagement, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
6- Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (2173 Views)

Objectives: This study aimed to understand the learning strategies of parents of preterm infants, hospitalized in NICU.

Methods: This study was performed by qualitative research approach. Twelve participants including nine parents whose infants were admitted in NICU, two nurses and one physician, all selected by purposive sampling method were interviewed by a female expert occupational therapist. Data were gathered by semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed by inductive content analysis approach.

Results: Three subcategories emerged from data analysis expressed learning strategies of parents of preterm infants hospitalized in NICU. These subcategories were: Asking question, Getting help, Learning caring skills.

Discussion: Preterm infants' parents stated that they do not have enough ability and knowledge for managing their feelings and needs. So, they seek for resources of help and apply some special strategies for playing parental roles correctly.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2013/10/12 | Accepted: 2013/11/17 | Published: 2013/12/1

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