The Neonatal Parental Readiness Evaluation was developed as a condition-specific outcomes survey for use in clinical trials, physician benchmarking programs, and patient-specific reporting. The scales range from three-to-eleven items in length. Using a four level response option, parents are asked to respond to a series of statements and indicate how much each one reflects their experience. Two global items measure family cohesion and anticipated limitations in personal time. There are five standard demographic questions: infant gender, birth order, the primary language spoken at home, the mother’s country of birth, highest level of education, and marital status.
Completion times can vary depending on a complex host of issues such as the setting, context, age, cognitive functioning, language, layout, etc.