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Home Intervention For Mother And Premature Infant: A Literature Review

Version 1 : Received: 29 March 2021 / Approved: 30 March 2021 / Online: 30 March 2021 (14:24:57 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 15 April 2021 / Approved: 15 April 2021 / Online: 15 April 2021 (10:29:08 CEST)

How to cite: Kapti, R.; Pandin, M. Home Intervention For Mother And Premature Infant: A Literature Review. Preprints 2021, 2021030749. Kapti, R.; Pandin, M. Home Intervention For Mother And Premature Infant: A Literature Review. Preprints 2021, 2021030749.


Abstract Background: Premature babies have a greater risk for having health issues after being discharged from the hospital whilst the mother ability to provide premature baby care still has many issues as well. Interventions are needed to be given to mothers at home to improve the ability of mothers to care their premature babies. Methods: Search for articles used the bolean operator of “or” and “and” with the keywords used were “preterm or premature”, “intervention or program”, and “mother and home”. Data based used were Sciencedirect, Ebscohost, PubMed, SAGE, Proquest and Scopus with inclusion criteria using full text in English from 2018 to 2021. There were 428 articles obtained, the articles were then screened by reading the main focus of articles with paying attention to the topic and the suitability of article content and we obtained 13 suitable articles. Results: The interventions at home carried out for mothers and premature babies were divided into two namely the follow-up interventions from the hospital and the interventions carried out at the patient's home. Seven articles about research of interventions that were as a combination from hospital intervention with follow-up hospital intervention plus five full interventions at the patient's home. Interventions were provided through home visits (12 articles) and by telephone (1 article). The results of the article analysis resulted in 4 main themes of intervention for mothers and premature babies, they were health education, counceling, support, and care for premature babies. Conclusion: Quality care is essential for the best health, growth and development of premature babies. Interventions need to be carried out by health workers to ensure the readiness and ability of mothers to care for their babies. Maternal readiness and abilities can be improved by providing health education, counseling, support and care for premature babies.


Intervention; premature; house


Medicine and Pharmacology, Immunology and Allergy

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