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The effect of oral training on vital signs of premature infants.
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PMID:  23279713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop an applicable oral training protocol and test its effects on vital sign stabilisation in premature infants.
BACKGROUND: Oral training improves the feeding behaviour of premature infants. However, the inconsistencies of oral training procedures in previous studies obscure the interventional effect of oral training on vital sign stabilisation in premature infants.
DESIGN: True experimental design.
METHODS: Sixty premature infants with a gestational age <33 weeks were recruited and randomly assigned to the oral training or control group.
RESULTS: Heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation tended to improve in the oral training group compared to those in the control group. However, the intergroup differences with respect to vital signs before and after feeding were not statistically significant.
CONCLUSIONS: Further studies comparing protocols with different measurement points and durations are suggested.
Ya-Chi Fan; Shih-Chi Chung; Peng-Hong Yang; Chao-Chia Hung; Hsiao-Juan Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2013-01-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical nursing     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1365-2702     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-11     Completed Date:  2013-12-06     Revised Date:  2014-02-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207302     Medline TA:  J Clin Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1771-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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MeSH Terms
Bottle Feeding*
Heart Rate*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Oxygen / blood
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