Home apnea monitoring: Family functioning, concerns, and coping
Betsy Mickey McDowell, RN, PhD, CNE, ANEF
Visits vs Downloads
Visitors - World Map
Top Visiting Countries
Top Visiting Cities
Visits (last 6 months)
Downloads (last 6 months)
Popular Works for McDowell, Betsy Mickey by View
Popular Works for McDowell, Betsy Mickey by Download
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants between one week and one year of age. The mainstay of therapy to reduce SIDS mortality is evaluation and subsequent home monitoring of infants at risk for SIDS. This study explored the concerns and responses of families of 13 infants to having an infant on a home apnea monitor. These concerns and responses were reported by the mother at three time points in the home apnea monitoring experience. The Neuman Systems Model served as the theoretical basis for the investigation. The study design was longitudinal with event partitioning, and used the following instruments: Hymovich's Parent Perception Inventory, the Feetham Family Functioning Survey, the Monitoring Flowsheet, and the Early Infancy Temperament Questionnaire. Data analysis included repeated measures analyses of variance and correlational coefficients. Maternal concerns and coping response scores were positively correlated with family functioning discrepancy scores at the initiation of monitoring. Parental coping response scores were negatively correlated with infant temperament at the termination of monitoring, as are severity of illness and sibling coping behavior. Patterns were apparent in the frequencies of various concerns and coping strategies at different points in the home monitoring experience. Because nurses are in key positions to coordinate the development of strategies for families to use in coping with the stressor of home apnea monitoring, this study is particularly beneficial to practicing nurses. Information about concerns and coping responses along with determination of the relationship with family functioning and infant temperament provide a basis for nurses to develop interventions to assist families in positively coping with the home apnea monitoring experience.
This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 9726731; ProQuest document ID: 304385617. The author still retains copyright.
This item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
|Review Type||None: Degree-based Submission|
|Research Approach||Quantitative Research|
Families & Family Life;
|CINAHL Subject(s)||Neuman Systems Model;
Sudden Infant Death;
Home Apnea Monitoring;
All rights reserved by the author(s) and/or publisher(s) listed in this item record unless relinquished in whole or part by a rights notation or a Creative Commons License present in this item record.
All permission requests should be directed accordingly and not to the Sigma Repository.
All submitting authors or publishers have affirmed that when using material in their work where they do not own copyright, they have obtained permission of the copyright holder prior to submission and the rights holder has been acknowledged as necessary.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subjects.
Blending Family-Centered Care and the Neuman Systems Model in Caring for Children Experiencing Traumatic Stress. McDowell, Betsy MickeyChild traumatic stress disorders occur when children are exposed to (i.e.experience, witness, confronted by) traumatic events or situations that overwhelm their ability to cope. This exposure can be acute or chronic. At ...
A Dozen Years of Collaboration: A Nursing Education and Hospital Provider Partnership for BSN Education McDowell, Betsy MickeyThis presentation addresses the first 12 years of a partnership between a private liberal arts college and a nearby medical center to offer a baccalaureate degree program in nursing. Opportunities, challenges, and outcomes ...
McDowell, Betsy Mickey (2016-03-21)Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: In the Future of Nursing report (IOM, 2010), one of the key recommendations was to increase the proportion of baccalaureate and higher ...
The relationship of coping and family function to outcomes of care in families of tracheostomized infants and children Schmidt, Judith A.The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of parent coping and family function to outcome measures in terms of the rate of re-hospitalization, emergency physician utilization, and infection. Major questions ...
Adolescent resilience following parental death in childhood and its relationship to parental attachment and coping Heinzer, Marjorie M.Adolescent resilience following loss has been linked with supportive social relationships and coping. Retrospective studies have found that parental death during childhood has been a risk factor for serious mental health ...