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TAC-TIC therapy: a non-pharmacological stroking intervention for premature infants.
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PMID:  9677931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper describes a non-pharmacological stroking intervention which has been used with premature infants. This intervention is referred to as Touching and Caressing, Tender in Caring (TAC-TIC) therapy. Some of the beneficial outcomes resulting from TAC-TIC in healthy preterms are outlined, along with some of the initial findings from research using the therapy with the high-risk ventilated premature neonate. Current research has been conducted using a psychoneuroimmunological framework and preliminary findings have indicated stabilized cardiovascular responses, enhanced secretory immunity and increased frequency of occurrence of comfort behaviours as a result of TAC-TIC therapy.
J A Hayes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in nursing & midwifery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1353-6117     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-30     Completed Date:  1998-07-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506953     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-7     Citation Subset:  N    
St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Nursing Research
Holistic Nursing / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Massage / methods*,  nursing*
Neonatal Nursing / methods*
Psychoneuroimmunology / methods

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