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Fathers' stress related to their infants' NICU hospitalization: A mixed research synthesis

Published:February 10, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2020.02.001

      Highlights

      • A mixed research synthesis involves analyzing and integrating quantitative and qualitative studies on a topic.
      • Fathers' stress levels during their infants' NICU stay were between a small to moderate level.
      • Fathers struggled with the unfamiliar NICU environment at first.
      • Fathers were torn between dividing their attention to their infants in the NICU and also their partners.
      • Fathers experienced an unexpected journey to fatherhood.
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