Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 269--275

Predictors of readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants: The role of stress, self-efficacy and perceived social support


Sedighe Valipour1, Fatemeh Estebsari1, Maliheh Nasiri2, Parvaneh Vasli1 
1 Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Basic Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Parvaneh Vasli
Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Iran

Objective: To determine the predictive role of stress, self-efficacy, and perceived social support on readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants. Methods: The present cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 120 mothers of preterm infants admitted to hospitals affiliated to Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 2019. Participants were selected by a convenience sampling method and based on inclusion criteria. Data collection tools included the demographic questionnaire of mothers and infants, parent perceptions of their child«SQ»s hospital discharge, parental stressor scale: neonatal intensive care unit, perceived maternal parenting, and multidimensional scale of perceived social support. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and stepwise regression at the significance level of 0.05. Results: Infant behavior and appearance, situational belief, and family support achieved the highest mean score from parents«SQ» stress, self-efficacy, and perceived social support dimensions, respectively. There was a significant relationship between stress, self-efficacy, and perceived social support with readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants (P<0.001). The score of mothers«SQ» readiness for discharge decreased by 0.07 per 1-point increase in stress score, and the score of readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants rose by 0.35 and 0.43, respectively, for a unit increase in the scores of self-efficacy and perceived social support. Conclusions: Stress, self-efficacy, and perceived social support can be considered as predictors of readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants. It is suggested that nurses in neonatal intensive care units provide a better platform for the readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants by reducing stressors and increasing maternal self-efficacy and social support.


How to cite this article:
Valipour S, Estebsari F, Nasiri M, Vasli P. Predictors of readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants: The role of stress, self-efficacy and perceived social support.Asian Pac J Reprod 2022;11:269-275


How to cite this URL:
Valipour S, Estebsari F, Nasiri M, Vasli P. Predictors of readiness for discharge in mothers of preterm infants: The role of stress, self-efficacy and perceived social support. Asian Pac J Reprod [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 26 ];11:269-275
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