Relationship of Parental Burnout, Parental Stress and Personality among Parents of Neonates with Hyperbilirubinemia
Neonate with hyperbilirubinemia may cause a financial strain on family in terms of continuous medical care .
Since caring a sick neonate is demanding , the situation may become more stressful if a neonate is diagnosed with
hyperbilirubinemia .Though in medical sciences, focus is on the treatment of the ailment, one tends to overlook its impact
on the parents. Hence, this study has been designed to examine the inter-relationships of parental burnout , parental stress
and personality among mothers as well as fathers of neonates with hyperbilirubinemia. The sample comprised of 100
parents, in the age range of 20-35 years. The sample was further divided into 50 parents of male neonates with
hyperbilirubinemia (i.e. 25 fathers &25 mothers) and 50 parents of female neonates with hyperbilirubinemia (i.e. 25 fathers
& 25 mothers). The findings of the study revealed that there is positive relationship among parental burnout, parental stress
,and neuoroticism, and negative relationship between parental burnout and extraversion in parents of neonates of both
genders. However, no significant relation emerged between parental burnout and other dimensions of personality. The
investigation sheds light on the need to include the parents in any intervention program designed for neonates with ailments
requiring long term treatment.
Keywords - Hyperbilirubinemia, Parental burnout, Personality, Stress.