Using HUG Your Baby in a NICU increases fathers’ knowledge of their infants. [Kadivar, M., Mozafarinia, M. (2013). Supporting fathers in a NICU: Effects of the HUG Your Baby program on father’s understanding of preterm infant behavior. Journal of Perinatal Education. 22(2), 113-119.]
MSN project for Iranian student in a tertiary level NICU in Tehran.
Student professionally translated HUG Your Baby parent education resources into Farsi and completed Certified HUG Teachertraining.
Hospital layout and protocols made it difficult for mothers to visit their babies for several days.
Student used translated HUG Your Baby materials to teach a one-hour class to fathers whose babies were in the NICU and spent one-on-one time reviewing each baby’s behavior with his father.
23 fathers in both control and intervention group.
Research tool: The Knowledge of Preterm Infant Behavior (KPIB) scale.
Results: Fathers in intervention group had increased knowledge of infant behavior.
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Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP, IBCLC
Jan Tedder, BSN, IBCLC, Family Nurse Practitioner
Jan has worked in a primary care setting with babies and their families for thirty years. A graduate of UNC Charolotte and Chapel Hill, she has lectured at both national and international conferences. She has been honored as the NC Maternal Child Health Nurse of the Year. Her website, DVD, and online training are winners of the 2007 and 2009 National Health and WWW Awards.