Rachel Schecter, Tammy Pham, Alexandra Hua, Regina Spinazzola, Jill Sonnenklar, Diana Li, Helen Papaioannou, Ruth Milanaik
Abstract: Objective. This study aims to investigate whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms exist >1 year after neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience and whether PTSD symptomatology differs across parents of infants of different gestational age categories. Methods. A survey was given to parents at routine NICU follow-up visits. Parents completed the PTSD CheckList–Civilian (PCL-C), a standardized scale comprising 17 key symptoms of PTSD. Parents also rated how traumatic their birth experience,…
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