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2022 May 13

J Pediatr Psychol



Measurement of Cumulative Preterm Neonatal and Maternal Stressors During Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission.


Abdelmageed RI, Youssef AM, El-Farrash RA, Mohamed HM, Abdelaziz AW
J Pediatr Psychol. 2022 May 13; 47(5):595-605.
PMID: 35552433.


By nature, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment is stressful for both infants and mothers. This study aimed to explore and quantify the severity of early life stressors in premature infants admitted to the NICU and evaluate the effect of cumulative neonatal stressors on maternal mental health.