Testing a Theory of Health Promotion for Preterm Infants Based on Levine's Conservation Model of Nursing
Mefford, Linda C., Alligood, Martha Raile, Journal of Theory Construction and Testing
Neonatal nurses play an essential role in supporting preterm infants during their critical adaptation to extrauterine life. The study's purpose was to test a middle range Theory of Health Promotion for Preterm Infants based on Levine's Conservation Model of Nursing, which is well suited to the needs of these fragile patients. Structural equation modeling was used in an ex post facto study design with a convenience sample of 235 preterm infants. Testing and refinement of a path diagram produced a complete mediation model in which consistency of nursing caregivers during the hospital stay completely mediated the effects of physiologic immaturity at birth on the age at …
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Publication information: Article title: Testing a Theory of Health Promotion for Preterm Infants Based on Levine's Conservation Model of Nursing. Contributors: Mefford, Linda C. - Author, Alligood, Martha Raile - Author. Journal title: Journal of Theory Construction and Testing. Volume: 15. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2011. Page number: 41+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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