The Congruence of Nurses’ Performance with Developmental Care Standards in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Leila Valizadeh, Malihe Asadollahi, Manizheh Mostafa Gharebaghi & Fatemeh Gholami
Introduction: Many studies support the positive short and long-term developmental care for premature infants. This study aimed to determine the congruence of nurses’ activity in four areas of developmental care in order to obtain basic information for authorities to provide a program to achieve related standards in the future. Methods: The study was performed on 70 nurses working in neonatal intensive care units in Tabriz, Iran. Nurses answered to a questionnaire retrieved from Robison’s developmental...