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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159187
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Compensatory Strategies Used by Parents of Twins to Obtain Sleep
Abstract:
Compensatory Strategies Used by Parents of Twins to Obtain Sleep
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Damato, Elizabeth, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44236, USA
Co-Authors:J. Zupancic, Department of Nursing, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of twins are born preterm and considered developmentally at risk. Twin births have continued to rise over the last 25 years, increasing the number of parents at risk for sleep restriction. Sleep restriction results in a cascade of negative effects, including fatigue and possible depression which adversely affect parents' ability to optimally meet the needs of their twins. PURPOSE: This pilot study gathered information from parents on strategies used to manage their sleep needs in the early postpartum period following discharge of their twins. Data were used to formulate items for a sleep diary for a larger study of sleep and depression in parents of twins. FRAMEWORK: In Barnard's Child Health Assessment Interaction Model, Interactions with the Environment include parental compensatory strategies that influence sleep. SAMPLE: Eight primiparous families who delivered twins within the last 18 months (mean time since delivery = 15.1 months). METHODS: Structured audio taped telephone interviews. Each parent was interviewed separately to obtain complete information. RESULTS: Commonly reported strategies to increase parental sleep included taking shifts, alternating turns with waking babies, coordinating the twins' feeding schedule, using "white noise" and music, and use of infant swings and bouncy chairs. There was little consensus on the effectiveness of these attempted strategies. CONCLUSION: Further research to develop and test a repertoire of effective strategies specifically tailored to parents of twins is needed to minimize sleep restriction and promote optimal parenting of these high-risk infants.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCompensatory Strategies Used by Parents of Twins to Obtain Sleepen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159187-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Compensatory Strategies Used by Parents of Twins to Obtain Sleep</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Damato, Elizabeth, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44236, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">egd@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Zupancic, Department of Nursing, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BACKGROUND: Over 50% of twins are born preterm and considered developmentally at risk. Twin births have continued to rise over the last 25 years, increasing the number of parents at risk for sleep restriction. Sleep restriction results in a cascade of negative effects, including fatigue and possible depression which adversely affect parents' ability to optimally meet the needs of their twins. PURPOSE: This pilot study gathered information from parents on strategies used to manage their sleep needs in the early postpartum period following discharge of their twins. Data were used to formulate items for a sleep diary for a larger study of sleep and depression in parents of twins. FRAMEWORK: In Barnard's Child Health Assessment Interaction Model, Interactions with the Environment include parental compensatory strategies that influence sleep. SAMPLE: Eight primiparous families who delivered twins within the last 18 months (mean time since delivery = 15.1 months). METHODS: Structured audio taped telephone interviews. Each parent was interviewed separately to obtain complete information. RESULTS: Commonly reported strategies to increase parental sleep included taking shifts, alternating turns with waking babies, coordinating the twins' feeding schedule, using &quot;white noise&quot; and music, and use of infant swings and bouncy chairs. There was little consensus on the effectiveness of these attempted strategies. CONCLUSION: Further research to develop and test a repertoire of effective strategies specifically tailored to parents of twins is needed to minimize sleep restriction and promote optimal parenting of these high-risk infants.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:47:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:47:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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