Scholten, Nadine ORCID: 0000-0002-7793-7745, Bretthauer, Sebastian, Eilermann, Kerstin, Hagemeier, Anna, Hellmich, Martin, Hoffmann, Jan ORCID: 0000-0003-4154-9270, Horenkamp-Sonntag, Dirk, Jannes, Christiane, Kuntz, Ludwig, Mantell, Pauline, Mause, Laura, Mueller, Andreas, Reimer, Alinda ORCID: 0000-0003-1618-8784, Samel, Christina, Doehmann, Indra Spiecker Genannt, Wobbe-Ribinski, Stefanie, Woopen, Christiane and Dresbach, Till (2021). The effects of webcams on German neonatal intensive care units - study protocol of a randomised crossover trial (Neo-CamCare). BMC Health Serv. Res., 21 (1). LONDON: BMC. ISSN 1472-6963

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Abstract

Background: The separation of parents and their prematurely born children during care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can have far-reaching consequences for the well-being of the parents and also of the children. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of webcams on NICUs and to conduct a systematic assessment of their possible effects on parents and clinical staff. In addition, it aims at determining the need for webcams in German NICUs and to identify possible barriers and moderators. The development and evaluation of practical guidance for the use of webcams will enable the comprehensive education of clinical staff and parents and, as a result, is intended to mitigate any potential undesirable consequences. Methods: The study will be based on a mixed methods approach including all groups concerned in the care. Qualitative data will be collected in interviews and focus groups and evaluated using content analysis. The collection of quantitative data will be based on written questionnaires and will aim to assess the status quo as regards the use of webcams on German NICUs and the effects on parents, physicians, and nursing staff. These effects will be assessed in a randomised cross-over design. Four NICUs will be involved in the study and, in total, the parents of 730 premature babies will be invited to take part in the study. The effects on the nursing staff, such as additional workload and interruptions in workflows, will be evaluated on the basis of observation data. Discussion: This study will be the largest multicentre study known to us that systematically evaluates the use of webcams in neonatal intensive care units. The effects of the implementation of webcams on both parents and care providers will be considered. The results provide evidence to decide whether to promote the use of webcams on NICUs or not and what to consider when implementing them.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Scholten, NadineUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-7793-7745UNSPECIFIED
Bretthauer, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eilermann, KerstinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hagemeier, AnnaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hellmich, MartinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, JanUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-4154-9270UNSPECIFIED
Horenkamp-Sonntag, DirkUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jannes, ChristianeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kuntz, LudwigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mantell, PaulineUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mause, LauraUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mueller, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reimer, AlindaUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-1618-8784UNSPECIFIED
Samel, ChristinaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Doehmann, Indra Spiecker GenanntUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wobbe-Ribinski, StefanieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Woopen, ChristianeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dresbach, TillUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-588285
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06387-3
Journal or Publication Title: BMC Health Serv. Res.
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Date: 2021
Publisher: BMC
Place of Publication: LONDON
ISSN: 1472-6963
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
PERCEIVED WORK INTENSITY; WEB CAMERA USE; PRETERM INFANTS; ETHNOGRAPHY; TRANSITION; IMPACTMultiple languages
Health Care Sciences & ServicesMultiple languages
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/58828

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