The support needs of high-risk antenatal patients in prolonged hospitalisation

Show simple item record Kent, Roxane Agnes Yazbek, Mariatha Heyns, Tanya Coetzee, Isabella M. 2015-08-17T13:09:52Z 2015-08-17T13:09:52Z 2015-01
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE : to identify and describe the support needs of high-risk antenatal patients hospitalised for more than five days. DESIGN : a qualitative, explorative and descriptive design. In-depth interviews were conducted with pregnant women during their stay in hospital until data saturation was reached. SETTING : an antenatal unit in a private hospital in Gauteng Province, South Africa. PARTICIPANTS : eleven antepartum women who had been hospitalised for five days or more and were of any gestation period. Findings: three main themes emerged: (a) a need for social support; (b) improvement of the environment; and (c) assistance with emotional adaptation and acceptance of prolonged hospitalisation. KEY CONCLUSION : prolonged hospitalisation of high-risk antenatal patients disrupts the usual adaptation to pregnancy. These patients develop specific needs during hospitalisation. Findings suggest that the length of hospitalisation influences the specific support needs of antenatal patients. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE : this study identified a link between social and environmental support, emotional adaptation, acceptance of hospitalisation of highrisk antenatal patients and improvement of their health status. Through reflection on these themes, recommendations can be made and strategies implemented to meet the support needs of high-risk antenatal patients. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-01-31 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Kent, RA, Yazbek, M, Heyns,T & Coetzee, IM 2015, 'The support needs of high-risk antenatal patients in prolonged hospitalisation', Midwifery, vol. 31, no.1, pp.164-169. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0266-6138 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1532-3099 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.midw.2014.08.003
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Midwifery. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Midwifery, vol. 31, no.1, pp. 164-169, 2015. doi : 10.1016/j.midw.2014.08.003. en_ZA
dc.subject Support needs en_ZA
dc.subject High-risk antenatal patients en_ZA
dc.subject Prolonged hospitalisation en_ZA
dc.title The support needs of high-risk antenatal patients in prolonged hospitalisation en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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