The research project started with the idea, from the Health Department of «Generalitat de Catalunya» – Maternal and Infant Health Program, to have an impact on primary and secondary prematurity and, developing within the prevention program and care to the preterm newborn, a prevention and improvement of the care to the newborn protocol (in the hospital delivery, discharge and follow-up) and a guide for parents of newborns born preterm.


To detect the educative needs of the families, with children newborn preterm, that take part in the procedures involving their children in the neonatology units, with the ultimate goal of designing and making an advice guide for parents of preterm newborns.

Specific aims

  • To establish a protocol about the follow-up procedures during the preterm newborn care.
  • To detect the risk and make an early intervention (from the admission) to avoid o prevent the future consequences.

  • Principal Investigator: Verónica Violant Holz
  • Research Group Members: Josep Perapoch
  • Funding Entity: Departament de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Collaborating Entity: Fundació Bosch i Gimpera
  • Duration: 2008-2010


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