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Environmental characteristics of a neonatal intensive-care unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  608372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An increasing number of intervention programs are designed to ameliorate the "sensory deprivation" of hospitalized premature infants. However, observation of the premature infant's hospital environment every 15 min for 5 24-hour periods indicated that acoustic stimuli were clearly audible in over 95% of the observations, infants were handled during more than 10% of the times they were observed, and illumination levels were always sufficiently high to permit easy visibility. Analysis of the nature of this stimulation suggests that premature infants may suffer from an inappropriate pattern rather than an inadequate amount of stimulation.
K Lawson; C Daum; G Turkewitz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-24     Completed Date:  1978-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1633-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / therapy*
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units*
Sensory Deprivation*

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