Discharge Readiness of Indonesian Mother with Preterm Infant in NICU Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE:This study aimed to describe Indonesian mother readiness for discharge with Low Birth Weight (LBW) infant. METHOD:This paper is part of larger study and using quantitative study. Sampling method was used in this study was convenience sampling to 139 mothers with LBW infant in public hospital in Makassar City, Indonesia. Respondents were given self-assessed questionnaire about their readiness for discharge within 24h before they go home. RESULTS:Majority (94.5%) of mothers reported that they were ready to go home and 90.6% perceived that their LBW infants were ready for hospital discharge as assessed by the dichotomous answer (i.e. Yes vs. No). The mothers mean overall score of the RHDS was 199 (29.752) which maximum total score 290. The scores on an item of the RHDS was 6.86 (3.164) which maximum item score 10. CONCLUSION:Indonesian mother's readiness had lower readiness than other countries. The discharge education program was needed to enhance mother's knowledge of readiness for hospital discharge.


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  • 2020

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