Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Mothers’ Experiences With Infant Co-Occupations After NICU Discharge
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Mothers’ Experiences With Infant Co-Occupations After NICU Discharge
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505075. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1014
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505075. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1014
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This qualitative pilot study used an interpretative phenomenological design to examine mothers’ reported challenges and supports in performing the co-occupation of caregiving for their preterm infants upon discharge from the NICU. There are several implications for future OT practice, particularly as it relates to supporting maternal facilitation of infant play and sleep occupations and easing the transition from NICU to home during the first few weeks postdischarge.

Primary Author and Speaker: Allison Smith

Additional Authors and Speakers: Megan Karpf, Molly Jow, Morgan Jardon, Tiffany Yu, Brianca Hutchins