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COVID-19 restrictions and psychological well-being of fathers with infants admitted to NICU-an exploratory cross-sectional study.

Adama, E.A., Koliouli, F., Provenzi, L., Feeley, N., van Teijlingen, E., Ireland, J., Thomson-Salo, F., Khashu, M. and FINESSE Group, , 2022. COVID-19 restrictions and psychological well-being of fathers with infants admitted to NICU-an exploratory cross-sectional study. Acta Paediatrica. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1111/apa.16455

Abstract

AIM: To describe the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on the caregiving activities and psychological wellbeing of fathers with infants admitted to neonatal units. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using adapted COPE-IS and COPE-IU tools. Participants' recruitment occurred online via social media and parents' associations. Online survey in English, French and Italian were distributed and promoted via websites and social media platforms of parent's associations. The study was undertaken across 12 countries in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe. RESULTS: A total of 108 fathers of NICU infants completed the survey. Covid-19 related restrictions were categorized into 3 types: no restrictions, partial and severe restrictions. Fathers who experienced partial restrictions reported more involvement in caregiving activities but high levels of emotional difficulties and sleeping problems compared to those who experienced full or no restrictions. CONCLUSION: Given the impact on the psychological wellbeing of fathers, restrictions should be avoided as much as possible in the neonatal unit and fathers given free access to their infants if they follow appropriate infection control precautions.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0803-5253
Uncontrolled Keywords:Caregiving; Covid-19; Fathers; NICU; Neonatal unit; Restrictions
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37082
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:21 Jun 2022 14:48
Last Modified:21 Jun 2022 14:48

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