Self-efficacy theory as a framework for interventions that support parents of NICU infants

Young Seok Lee*, Craig Garfield, Hyung Nam Kim

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Transitioning a Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) premature infant from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to home is a very stressful task for parents. Few studies examined the needs of parents of VLBW infants during the transition; moreover, even less is known about technology development strategies that aim to increase the parenting confidence. In this study, we used Bandura's self-efficacy theory as a framework to understand ways to develop successful interventions for parents of VLBW infants. The self-efficacy theory posits that parenting behavior and the quality of care can be improved by supporting the four major sources of self-efficacy: mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, social persuasion, and physiological responses. We describe self-efficacy theory and its role in the development of technology interventions to support parents of NICU infants using a case study, called NICU-2-HOME.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2012
Pages151-154
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 21 2012May 24 2012

Publication series

Name2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2012

Other

Other2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/21/125/24/12

Keywords

  • Component
  • Design framework
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Self-efficacy theory
  • Very low birth weight infants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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