Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has become the main cause of blindness in children. To study resilience, anxiety and depression, coping style and social support and their correlation in parents of premature infants undergoing outpatient fundus examination for ROP, and thereby provide evidence for clinical intervention. Questionnaire surveys were conducted by using General Information Questionnaire, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, Self-rating Anxiety Scale, Self-rating Depression Scale, Social Support Scale, and the Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire. The resilience in the parents scored (63.24 ± 12.97) points, which was lower than that of Chinese norm (t = 2.309, P < 0.05). The scores of anxiety and depression were higher than those of Chinese norm (t = 12.592, t = 2.362, both P < 0.05). The score of social support was lower than that of Chinese norm (t = 3.793, p < 0.01). Resilience was negatively correlated with anxiety and depression (r = -0.287, -0.358, both P < 0.01), and positively correlated with coping tendency and social support (r = 0.299, 0.139, both P < 0.05). These findings suggested that the parents have low resilience, high levels of anxiety and depression, and low level of social support. Medical staff should assess and improve their psychological status.

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