Accession Number:

ADA265399

Title:

Provider Utilization of Maternal-Infant Skin-to-Skin Contact Following Birth

Descriptive Note:

Thesis,

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the use of immediate maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact in health, full-term newborns and factors influencing its practice. Immediate parent-infant contact is a well recognized aspect of family-centered maternity care. Several studies, including Vaughans 1990 and Dodman 1987, support maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact as a highly effective means of thermoregulation. A lack of published studies addressing integration of this research into clinical practice prompted the study. A 23-item questionnaire was developed and mailed to United States Air Force obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives jointly assigned to stateside hospitals.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE