Impact of a Neonatal-Bereavement-Support DVD on Parental Grief: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Joan L. Rosenbaum, Joan R. Smith, Yan Yan, Nancy Abram, Donna B. Jeffe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study tested the effect of a neonatal-bereavement-support DVD on parental grief after their baby's death in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit compared with standard bereavement care (controls). Following a neonatal death, the authors measured grief change from a 3- to 12-month follow-up using a mixed-effects model. Intent-to-treat analysis was not significant, but only 18 parents selectively watched the DVD. Thus, we subsequently compared DVD viewers with DVD nonviewers and controls. DVD viewers reported higher grief at 3-month interviews compared with DVD nonviewers and controls. Higher grief at 3 months was negatively correlated with social support and spiritual/religious beliefs. These findings have implications for neonatal-bereavement care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalDeath Studies
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2015

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of a Neonatal-Bereavement-Support DVD on Parental Grief: A Randomized Controlled Trial'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this