A Stress Coping App for Hospitalized Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth

An app for pregnant women hospitalized with complications of preterm labor was prospectively evaluated. The app included study measures, an educational overview of concepts, four guided imagery audio files to be listened to daily, and a stress self-assessment scale to be used before and after each use. All participants reported benefits from using the app and provided suggestions for improvement.

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Development of a Mobile App for Family Planning Providers

A mobile app for family planning providers was developed and tested. Based on experiences of the development team, clinicians with an interest in developing an app should consider a collaborative approach to development, pilot test the app prior to wider distribution, and develop a web-based version of the app to be used by clinicians who are unable to access smart devices in their practice setting.

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The New Parent Checklist: A Tool to Promote Parental Reflection

A new parent checklist was developed and tested in a three-phase process. Information provided in the checklist on parenting, relationships, and personal and family needs can be a valuable resource in reducing parental knowledge gaps, particularly those related to psychosocial support.

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A Whooping Cough Education Module for WIC Clients in Utah

Whooping cough can be devastating for babies and children. In this quality improvement project, the authors developed and tested an electronic educational module about whooping cough for women enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in Utah.

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Influences on Infant Feeding: Perceptions of Mother-Father Parent Dyads

This study includes 24 mother-father parent dyads who were interviewed about potential influences on their infant and toddler feeding practices. Parents offered a number of influencing factors including peer behavior reinforcement, suggestions from grandparents, healthcare provider infant feeding support, workplace flexibility, public perception on breastfeeding, and social media. Nurses can use these data to engage parents in healthy infant and toddler feeding.

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