[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 10, Issue 4 (3-2014) ::
Mod Care J 2014, 10(4): 316-322 Back to browse issues page
Effects of a quietness program in NICU on body movements, oxygenation, and respiratory rate in preterm infants
Z Abdeyazdan , P Taheri , E Abbasi , N. Fathizadeh
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. , Taheri@nm.mui.ac.ir
Abstract:   (8843 Views)

Background and Aim: Prematurity is the main reason for NICU hospitalization.Care of neonates in NICU must be qualified to decrease their stress. The present study aimed to determine and compare the mean of physiologic responses of preterm infants before and during a designed program to decrease stressful stimuli in the NICU.

Material and Methods: In this single-group quasi-experimental study, 31 preterm infants hospitalized in the NICU of Al-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan, who had inclusion criteria, were selected by randomization method and enrolled after parents’ consent. The interventions included decreasing noise and light in the environment and neonatal handling for two consecutive days, each day for 2 hours. Their respiratory rate, SPO2, and frequency of body movements were measured before and during the intervention. Data were analyzed using paired t test in SPSS (version 16).

Results: The mean percentage of SPO2 increased but the mean number of body movements decreased significantly compared with the time before the intervention and during the intervention (p<0.05). However, there was no significant change in respiratory rate (p=0.44).

Conclusion: The findings showed that creating periods of low light and noise stimulation in the NICU can greatly help to improve SPO2  and decrease body movements in preterm infants.

Keywords: Oxygenation, Respiratory Rate, Body Movement, Light, Noises, Handling Newborn
Full-Text [PDF 488 kb]   (1797 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Experimental | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2013/09/23 | Accepted: 2014/02/3 | Published: 2014/04/7
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Abdeyazdan Z, Taheri P, Abbasi E, Fathizadeh N. Effects of a quietness program in NICU on body movements, oxygenation, and respiratory rate in preterm infants. Mod Care J. 2014; 10 (4) :316-322
URL: http://moderncare.bums.ac.ir/article-1-530-en.html

Volume 10, Issue 4 (3-2014) Back to browse issues page
مراقبتهای نوین Modern Care Journal
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.24 seconds with 31 queries by YEKTAWEB 3781