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Parent’s perceptions experiences and attitudes about kangaroo mother care in neonatal wards: A qualitative meta-synthesis
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Utbildning, hälsa och samhälle, Sexuell, reproduktiv och perinatal hälsa.
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Utbildning, hälsa och samhälle, Sexuell, reproduktiv och perinatal hälsa.
2018 (engelsk)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
Abstract [en]

Background:

The knowledge of facility-based kangaroo mother care (KMC) in Bangladesh is comparatively recent; few facilities have been taking steps towards KMC service. Each year more than a million babies die due to the complication of prematurity. To eliminate the deaths due to prematurity, it is very important to share knowledge about the implementation, experiences, challenges and barriers for KMC practice to promote KMC intervention in the developing countries. Aim: To examine parents’ perceptions, experiences and attitude towards KMC in neonatal wards. Method: This study was a meta-synthesis focusing on parents’ perceptions and experiences of KMC. The included studies used several different qualitative methodologies compiled using Meta ethnography. Result: The results comprised of three categories were identified in this study. The First category was the Barriers towards KMC. This category comprised four preliminary patterns of parent’s perceptions of barriers to have KMC: Separating due to prematurity, Fear of harming, Pain prevented closeness, and Fear prevented closeness. The second category was facilitating factors for KMC, which covered parents’ experiences of the consult support expressed in four preliminary patterns: Own wish for closeness, Having positive experience and Support from the staff. The third category Benefits for KMC included three preliminary patterns of positive perceptions of KMC made by parents: Calming, warming and bonding, connecting with the premature baby and Being able to act as a parent. Conclusion: In this meta-synthesis, the main findings were realized into three categories of KMC- Barriers towards KMC, facilitating factors of KMC, Benefits of KMC. This is a low-cost and effectiveness method of reducing infant mortality. Clinical implications: Health care professionals have opportunities to implement Kangaroo Mother Care in low resource settings. First health care professionals have to be encouraged in all postnatal wards. Secondly, parents need to be aware about KMC so that they can promote their baby’s health and eventually save their baby’s life.

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Kangaroo mother, Parent’s perceptions, women, experience, attitude, premature infant
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28943OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28943DiVA, id: diva2:1265913
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-11-26 Laget: 2018-11-26

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