Elizabeth P. Howard
Rhonda Board, Natalie McClain, Margaret Settle
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. School of Nursing.
Longitudinal outcome research (LOR), Nursing
Neonatology, Longitudinal method
Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing
The purpose of this study was to discover parents' opinions regarding research and research with their NICU child, and also to ask them to forecast possible facilitators and barriers to longitudinal outcome research (LOR) participation. Parent opinions from this study can be used to aid future study designs, so that the research team and the participants and their families may mutually benefit, by using parent opinions in study designs, the chances LOR success will be enhanced. Through analysis of parents' interviews, several major themes emerged. Parents cited logistical, emotional and life conflicts as both barriers and facilitators to LOR participation. Also, stress was an important variable that affected parental opinions. By establishing a realistic study design utilizing the input of NICU parents, NICU LOR success is a real possibility.
Caitlin E. Mann
Mann, Caitlin E., "Parental perceptions of longitudinal outcomes research" (2008). Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Master's Theses. Paper 1. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10019121
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