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Table 2 Evaluation of the families’ satisfaction and stress level

From: Supporting parents in taking care of their infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit: a prospective cohort pilot study

   FCC NFCC p_value
Knowledge and understanding Median (5°–95°) Median (5°–95°)
I have received adequate information about my baby’s condition and management. 5 (3,45–5) 4 (3–5) <0,05
The health care team explained things thoroughly using easy to understand language. 5 (4–5) 4 (3,45–5) <0,05
The information I have received has been appropriate and timely. 5 (3,45–5) 3 (2–4) <0,05
Communication and collaboration
In the last week I have been able to communicate effectively with my baby’s health care team. 5 (4–5) 4 (3–5) <0,05
In the last week I have collaborated with my baby’s health care team in the planning of care for my baby. 5 (4–5) 1 (1–2) <0,05
In the last week I have been able to ask the health care team questions about my baby’s care. 5 (4–5) 4 (3–5) >0,05
Privacy and confidentiality
In the last week the privacy of my baby’s care was always considered and upheld 5 (4–5) 5 (3,45–5) <0,05
In the last week the confidentiality of my baby’s care was always considered and upheld 5 (4–5) 5 (3,45–5) <0,05
In the last week I have overheard information about other babies 1 (1–2) 1 (1–3) >0,05
PSS: NICU
Parental role alteration Being separated from your baby 5 (4–5) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Not being able to regularly care for your baby (e.g., feed, nappy, hold) 4 (2–4,55) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Not having a chance to be alone with your baby 3 (1–4) 5 (3,45–5) <0,05
Not being able to share your baby with family and friends 4 (2–4,55) 5 (3–5) <0,05
Not being able to protect your baby from pain and painful procedures 5 (4–5) 5 (4–5) >0,05
Not being able to comfort or help your baby 5 (4–5) 5 (4–5) >0,05
The nurses and other staff seeming closer to the baby than you are 2 (1–3) 4 (2,45–5) <0,05
Not being able to hold your baby 4 (2–4,55) 5 (3–5) <0,05
Infant appearance Seeing your baby with tubes or IV lines in him/her 4 (2,45–5) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Seeing your child in pain 5 (4–5) 5 (4–5) >0,05
Having your child look afraid, be upset or cry a lot 5 (3–5) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Seeing your baby look sad 4 (3,45–5) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Seeing a needle or tube put in your baby 4 (2,45–5) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Seeing your baby have problems breathing 4 (1–5) 5 (4–5) <0,05
Seeing your baby surrounded by machinery and having medical treatments 3 (1–4) 5 (4–5) <0,05
When your baby can’t respond to you 1 1 >0,05
Sight and sound Monitors and equipment in the room 3 (2–4) 5 (2,45–5) <0,05
The sudden sound of monitor alarms 3 (1–4) 4 (1,45–4,55) <0,05
The other sick children in the room 3 (1–3) 3 (1–3) <0,05
The large number of nurses, doctors, and other staff who work with your child 1 (1,45–4) 1 (1–5) >0,05
When other children in the hospital have a crisis 4 (1–3,55) 4 (1–4) >0,05
The needs of other parents in the hospital 1 (1–3,55) 2 (1–4) <0,05
  1. The evaluation of the parents’ satisfaction was measured by 3 sections: knowledge and understanding, communication and collaboration, privacy and confidentially. The evaluation of the parents’ stress level was measured by PSS: NICU