Background Nowadays, Developmental Centred Care in NeonatalIntensive Care Units (NICU) is expanding and being implemented in developedcountries in the form of scientific competition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation rate of developmental centeredcare in NICUs in Tehran University of Medical Sciences hospitals in Tehran, Iran.
Methods A descriptive cross–sectional study was conducted in ninehospitals NICUs in 2012. The sample was included 138 nurses who had working intheir professional work. Using a self-administrated questionnaire on coremeasure for checking the implementation of developmental care in NICUs anddemography characteristic.
Results The finding which indicated that, the highest rate ofdevelopmental centred care implementation, with 79.46% was routine care. Followed by sleep care 65.43%, providing ahealthy environment 65.27% and family-centred care 63.32%, respectively. Meanwhile,the lowest rate was 59.16% for the implementation of pain, stress managementand assessment.
Conclusion This study result which indicates that the implementationrate of the developmental centred care aspects in NICUs is low. Therefore,immediate actions should be taken for further promotion of developmental care,development of professional training and more importantly development ofinstruction and further research is needed.
- Development Care
- Intensive Care Units
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