Post-traumatic stress symptoms in mothers and fathers of very preterm infants over the first 2 years.

Video Author:Karli V. Treyvaud et al & NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine

Published on:June 20, 2020

Discussion of a research study examining post-traumatic stress symptoms of mothers and fathers across the first two years after the very preterm birth of their child. Mothers and fathers completed questionnaires at three time points, and we assessed change in post-traumatic stress symptoms over time as well as whether medical or social risk factors were associated with symptoms. Implications for future predictive research and clinical support are discussed.