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ERIC Number: EJ1178533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-1243
Facilitators and Barriers to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Follow-Up Program Attendance: A Critically Appraised Topic
Clark, Ciara; Maher, Lauren; Rudy, Mariko; Pitoniak, Jennifer; Watling, Renee; Tanta, Kari
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v11 n2 p109-123 2018
NICU follow-up (NFU) programs often experience low service utilization rates. Attendance to follow-up appointments is vital for both the health outcomes of the infants and to ensure continued funding for these programs. Occupational therapists should be aware of factors that put individual consumers at higher risk for nonattendance and take steps to increase access to care. This critically appraised topic (CAT) review examines factors that may act as facilitators or barriers to NFU attendance. Based upon the current literature, occupational therapists who treat NICU graduates, both in hospital and community settings, can advocate for their follow-up programs and implement these suggestions to facilitate NFU attendance rates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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