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Research Trends of Follow-Up Care after Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduation for Children Born Preterm: A Scoping Review

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College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea
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Department of Nursing, Wonkwang University, Iksan 54538, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 3268; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063268
Received: 4 March 2021 / Revised: 16 March 2021 / Accepted: 19 March 2021 / Published: 22 March 2021
The purpose of this study was to describe the trends of research on follow-up care after neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduation for children born preterm. This scoping review was conducted according to Arksey and O’Malley’s guidelines. Reviewed studies were searched in PubMed, CHINAHL, and Web of Science. Fifteen studies were analyzed according to general characteristics, elements of follow-up care after NICU graduation, and characteristics of follow-up care intervention after NICU graduation. Most research was conducted in the medical field (60%), with experimental studies (40%) being the majority, and a few studies focused on families (3%) and parents (3%). The major follow-up care after NICU graduation elements were growth/developmental monitoring and support, continuity of care, parent- and family-centered elements, and a multidisciplinary approach. The intervention methods included home visits, phone calls, video calls, and applications. In addition, the intervention period ranged from two weeks to three years. It is suggested that multidisciplinary research with interactive media for a various age of children over longer periods for further study. View Full-Text
Keywords: children born preterm; follow-up care; NICU graduation; scoping review children born preterm; follow-up care; NICU graduation; scoping review
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Kang, S.R.; Cho, H. Research Trends of Follow-Up Care after Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduation for Children Born Preterm: A Scoping Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3268. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063268

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Kang SR, Cho H. Research Trends of Follow-Up Care after Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduation for Children Born Preterm: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(6):3268. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063268

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Kang, So R., and Haeryun Cho. 2021. "Research Trends of Follow-Up Care after Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduation for Children Born Preterm: A Scoping Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 6: 3268. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063268

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