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Child Health Nursing Research 2014;20(4):350-358.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/chnr.2014.20.4.350
Concept Analysis of Developmental Care for Preterm Infants: Hybrid Model.
Jeongsoon Kim, Heesun Shin
1Graduate School, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea. sw724@dankook.ac.kr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to define and clarify the concept of developmental care for preterm infants. METHODS: The hybrid model method was used to identify the main attributes and indicators. In the field work stage, data were collected in Seoul and Cheonan, Korea. The participants were 5 nurses working in the NICU. RESULTS: The concept of developmental care was found to have six attributes and ten indicators in 2 dimensions. For the nursing practice dimension, four attributes were derived. They were being like intrauterine state, individualization, interaction, and integrative care with awareness of development. For the family centeredness dimension, supporting parental attachment and professional alliance were attributes of developmental care. CONCLUSION: Developmental focused care can facilitate the identification of behavioral responses of newborns and provide individualized interventions for fostering growth and development. This concept analysis could provide guidelines for "developmental care" nursing practice and be useful for research in the neonatal field.
Key words: Infant; Premature; Development; Nursing care; Concept formation
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