Examination of Factors for Mother's Childrearing Insecurity with Premature Infants with Low Birthweight

Friday, July 15, 2011: 12:00 AM

Akiko Kitamura III, RN, MF, MA
Kohasu Nankoku city Kochi, Kochi University Graduate School of Science Doctor Course, Nankoku, Japan

Learning Objective 1: larifying the relationship between factors influencing child-rearing uncertainty among mothers during each period during their child’s hospitalization.

Learning Objective 2: no research can be seen surveying the factors influencing the insecurity at child-rearing among mothers with premature infants.

 An anonymous survey of 102 mothers regarding insecurity in caring for infants was distributed between January 2006 and October 2007 with the aim of examining factors influencing uncertainty during hospital admission and after discharge involving mothers with low birthweight infants. The average age 72 mothers who responded during their child’s stay in hospital was 31.0 years, the average number of weeks at childbirth was 33.6, and the average weight at birth was 1,995g. 60 people who replied after discharge from the hospital, the average age of mothers was 32.3 years, their average sleep period was 5.8 hours, their average hospital admission period was 37.7 days.The items influencing insecurity in child-rearing mothers during their child’s hospitalization were the “mother’s home environment in childhood” and “age of the mother”, and “nuclear families”, “mother’s home environment in childhood”, and “number in the family” had the power to affect the stimulus sensitivity reaction of the nursing child. The items influencing insecurity in child-rearing mothers following discharge from hospital were “mother’s home environment  in childhood”, “number in the family”, “memories of conflict between parents”, “lack of sleep”, “housework”, and “period of hospitalization”. The stimulus sensitivity reactions of nursing children were influenced by “work” and “lack of sleep”. The only item identified as having a significant impact on mothers’ insecurity at child-rearing both during and after their child’s hospitalization was the “mother’s home environment in childhood”. It was hinted that mothers need to be supported by their husbands and families before the factors influencing child-rearing insecurity increase following the child's discharge from hospital. Further, conference support by medical staff is essential starting from the child's hospitalization, which includes support for knowledge and child-rearing skills, realization of mothers' own discord through discussion, and talking about mothers' own hardships incurred by their parents during their childhood.