Factors Related to Nurses’ Practices in Promoting the Care of Mothers to Enhance the Neurodevelopment of Preterm Infants

  • Supatsorn Kurain คณะพยาบาล มหาวิทยาลัยแม่ฟ้าหลวง
  • Jutamas Chotibang Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Usanee Jintrawet Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
Keywords: Nurses’ practices, Promoting the care of mothers, Enhance the neurodevelopment, Preterm infants, Factors related

Abstract

         The promotion of maternal care by nurses is important in reducing the effects of abnormal neurodevelopment. These practices are promote neurodevelopment to proceed continuously and appropriately. This descriptive correlational study aimed to explore the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and nursing practices in promoting maternal care to enhance neurodevelopment in preterm infants. The participants were registered nurses based in the neonatal intensive care unit of six tertiary hospitals in northern Thailand. Using purposive sampling, 103 nurses were selected. The data collection period was from December 2018 to February 2019. The research instruments consisted of (1) a nurse demographic questionnaire, (2) the nursing practices to promote maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants questionnaire, and (3) the factors related to nursing practices to promote maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants questionnaire. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and Spearman's correlation coefficient.

         The results of this study showed that:

  1. Nurses had a high level of knowledge in promoting maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants (98.10%).
  2. Attitudes toward promoting maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants were high (86.40%).
  3. Nursing practices in promoting maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants were at a high level in 44.70 % of participants.
  4. Knowledge had a low positive correlation with nursing practices in promoting maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants (r = 0.25, p < .01) and attitude had a moderate positive correlation with nursing practices in promoting maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants (r = 0.32, p < .01).

         The results of this study provide basic information that can be used to promote knowledge and good attitudes in nurses. This will make nursing practice in promoting maternal care to enhance the neurodevelopment of preterm infants more effective.

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Published
2021-09-20
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Research Article