Parental emotional distress after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit: A pilot study.

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From: Early Human Development(Vol. 140)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 175 words

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Highlights * Parents of very preterm born infants experience more emotional distress than parents of term born infants after discharge * Mothers of very preterm infants experience more symptoms of anxiety and depression than mothers of term born infants * Mothers of very preterm born infants express a strong need to consult a professional during the first months home * Monitoring of parental mental-health should be added to the standard neonatal follow-up care in the first six months after discharge Author Affiliation: (a) Departments of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, the Netherlands (b) Psychosocial Department, Emma Children's Hospital/Amsterdam University Medical Centers, the Netherlands (c) Department of Neonatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, the Netherlands * Corresponding author at: Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, the Netherlands, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Article History: Received 8 July 2019; Revised 3 October 2019; Accepted 4 October 2019 Byline: Mieke Ouwendijk-Andréa [m.ouwendijk@amsterdamumc.nl] (a,*), Tinka Bröring-Starre (a), Alice C. Molderink (a,b), Céleste A.R.C. Laarman (a,c), Kim J. Oostrom (a,b), Elisabeth M. van Dijk-Lokkart (a,b)

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