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Effects of tactile stimulation on premature infant weight gain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3635598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was conducted to determine the effect of continuous tactile stimulation on weight gain in premature infants. Thirty infants made up the sample. The experimental group received continuous tactile stimulation by being placed on a pile decubitus pad for a five-day period. Infants in the control group received routine nursery care. Both groups were weighed daily on the same scale. Analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data, which resulted in a failure to reject the hypotheses of no difference.
D Nelson; R Heitman; C Jennings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1986 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-09     Completed Date:  1986-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Bedding and Linens
Body Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / psychology
Physical Stimulation

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