The Effect of Spiritual Care on Hope and Self-Transcendence of Mothers of Premature infants hospitalized in NICU

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

2 MSc student in neonatal intensive care, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Spiritual Health Research Center, Mental Health Department, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences

Abstract

Background: The birth of premature infants and their hospitalization in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is a critical issue for parents, especially mothers. The present study aims to investigate the effect of spiritual care on hope and self-transcendence in the mothers with premature infants hospitalized in NICUs.
Methods: This is a quasi-experimental, single-group study which uses time series analysis. The samples consisted of 30 mothers with premature infants hospitalized in Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Maraqeh, who were selected through convenience sampling in accordance with the inclusion criteria. The data gathering tools included a questionnaire for the demographic characteristics of mothers and the clinical status of infants, the hope scale of the mothers of premature neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit and self-transcendence scale”. The data was analyzed by SPSS software version 19 using descriptive statistics (frequency distribution, mean and standard deviation) and repeated measures ANOVA.
Results: The findings show that there is a significant difference between the mean scores of hope and self-transcendence in the pre-test, post-test and follow-up (P-value

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