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Real-time video streaming: Impact on maternal anxiety and the maternal-infant bond
by Powers, Kathleen L., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 55; 1517537
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to evaluate if real-time video streaming decreased maternal anxiety after delivery and facilitated the continuation of the bond that began during pregnancy, using nurses stories to relay maternal impact. Real-time video streaming was implemented in a small rural hospital to enable mothers, whose new baby was transported and admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), to view their baby in the receiving hospital.

Throughout the literature, maternal bonding and attachment issues of newborns separated physically from their mother were identified. Little research was found on an effective method to mitigate the maternal responses to the stress and anxiety felt after separation. The result of this project revealed that maternal anxiety was reduced as expected. Pride, feeling grateful and having an interactive streaming were additional findings noted with real-time video streaming.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Publication Number: 1517537
ISBN: 978-1-267-45567-3
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