The Effects of Follow-up Services on the Complications of Newborns Postpartum Early Discharged

Koc G., Eroglu K.

21st European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey, 10 - 13 September 2008, pp.203-208 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-208
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the developed home care model for the early discharged newborns. The sample size of this study consisted of 50 intervention and 50 control groups. Postpartum second, seventh, fifteenth days and sixth week in total 4 times they were visited at home. In the control group 82.0% and in the intervention group 58.0% of the infants did not experience any problems during the postpartum. The infants in the control group had more promlems like physiologic jaundice, infections of eyes and they readmitted more to the hospital compared to the infants in the intervention group. Even though the newborn do not experience any problems during the hospital stay, they undergo various problems in the postpartum period. For this reason, the mothers who could not have the possibility to get sufficient education and counselling at the hospital should be followed at home and being informed on infant care. Thus the development of complications could be prevented or early diagnosed and adequate treatment could be commenced.