Table 2

Opinion of parents who completed PPCBR study on knowledge, communication and privacy and their Parental Stressor Scale for hospitalised infant

Number of responses analysed
Adjusted mean (95% CI)p Value
Knowledge and understanding
 I have received adequate information about my baby's condition and management1054.321 (4.092 to 4.551)3.947 (3.712 to 4.182)0.03
 The healthcare team explained things thoroughly using easy to understand language1054.325 (4.114 to 4.537)4.230 (4.013 to 4.446)0.49
 The information I have received has been appropriate and timely1044.057 (3.845 to 4.270)4.357 (4.119 to 4.595)0.13
Communication and collaboration
 In the last week I have been able to communicate effectively with my baby's healthcare team1084.250 (4.053 to 4.448)4.407 (4.190 to 4.624)0.05
 In the last week I have collaborated with my baby's healthcare team in the planning of care for my baby1073.843 (3.549 to 4.137)3.426 (3.126 to 3.726)0.02
 In the last week I have been able to ask the healthcare team questions about my baby's care1084.642 (4.458 to 4.827)4.259 (4.072–4.445)0.004
Privacy and confidentiality
 In the last week the privacy of my baby's care was always considered and upheld1074.435 (4.242 to 4.628)4.322 (4.128 to 4.515)0.33
 In the last week the confidentiality of my baby's care was always considered and upheld1084.474 (4.281 to 4.668)4.281 (4.086 to 4.477)0.08
 In the last week I have overheard information about other babies1072.196 (1.823 to 2.569)2.683 (2.281 to 3.085)0.46
  • All analysis used mixed-model analysis (type III test of fixed effect) adjusted for starting study arm, random effect and washout period.

  • *There were 63 parents and 126 surveys. Of these, 47 completed both interventions, nine completed PPCBR only and seven completed non-PPCBR only. Some parents did not answer the whole survey.

  • PPCBR, parental presence at clinical bedside rounds.