J Korean Acad Nurs.  2013 Dec;43(6):704-713. 10.4040/jkan.2013.43.6.704.

Mothers' Parenting Experience of Premature Infants: Q Methodological Approach

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea. ssinna99@kku.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was done to identify the parenting experience of mothers of premature infants in order to provide basic data for educational solutions and desirable directions.
METHODS
Q-methodology was used as it provides a method of analyzing the subjectivity of each item. The participants were 33 mothers of premature infants who sorted 34 selected Q-statements which were then classified into the shape of a normal distribution using a 9-point scale. Subjectivity on parenting experience among the mothers was analyzed using the pc-QUANAL program.
RESULTS
Four types of parenting experience were identified. Type I was named 'struggling', type II, 'self blame', type III, 'information collecting', and type IV, 'self-introspection'.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicate that different approaches to educational programs are needed for mothers of premature infants based on the four types of parenting experience.

Keyword

Premature infant; Parenting experience

MeSH Terms

Adult
Demography
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
*Infant, Premature
Interviews as Topic
Mothers/*psychology
*Parenting
Q-Sort
Questionnaires

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