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dc.contributor.authorEkwochi, Uchenna
dc.contributor.authorAsinobi, Isaac N
dc.contributor.authorIfediora, Christian
dc.contributor.authorNdu, Ikenna K
dc.contributor.authorOnah, Stanley Kenechukwu
dc.contributor.authorAmadi, Ogechukwu F
dc.contributor.authorOsuorah, Chidiebere D
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T23:10:57Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T23:10:57Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2249-4847en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4103/jcn.JCN_93_19en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394368
dc.description.abstractBackground: Caring for the sick newborn in a developing setting is very challenging. Apart from the medical facilities and expertise of the medical team, other factors such as the ability of the caregiver to adapt to the financial, economic, and psychosocial demands associated with the illness process also determine survival. This study explored the psychosocial burden of caregivers and its related factors in a developing setting. Methodology: This cross-sectional and analytical study was carried out prospectively over an 18-month period at the Special Care Baby Unit of Enugu State University Teaching Hospital. Caregivers who consented were consecutively enrolled. IBM SPSS version 20 was used for data analysis and statistical significance was set at P ≤ 0.05. Results: There was a wide range of psychosocial burden experienced by caregivers during the admission period of the sick newborn. The most common encountered psychological burden included catastrophic economic sacrifice because of baby's ill health (40.0%), worry about not giving the baby the best care (39.7%), feeling of loneliness and isolation (39.5%), tiredness and constant feeling of been worn out (34.6%), and limitation on one's own social life (32.8%). Several factors such as place of birth, educational level of the caregiver, previous preterm baby in the family, length of stay in hospital, number of additional children to look after, and the birth weight of the baby were predictive factors of degree of psychosocial burden faced by caregivers. Conclusion: Caregivers of sick newborn experience significant levels of psychological burden with considerate impact on the care and outcome of newborns. Comprehensive sick newborn care should envisage and incorporate the management of different domains of stressors among caregivers.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer - Medknowen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom69en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto76en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Neonatologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPediatricsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCaregiveren_US
dc.subject.keywordsdeveloping settingen_US
dc.titleCaring for the sick newborns in nurseries in a developing setting: Evaluation of the psychosocial burden on caregiversen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEkwochi, U; Asinobi, IN; Ifediora, C; Ndu, IK; Onah, SK; Amadi, OF; Osuorah, CD, Caring for the sick newborns in nurseries in a developing setting: Evaluation of the psychosocial burden on caregivers, Journal of Clinical Neonatology, 2020, 9 (1), pp. 69-76en_US
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2020-06-03T23:04:48Z
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Journal of Clinical Neonatology. Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.en_US
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