Document Detail

A meta-analysis of critical outcome variables in nonnutritive sucking in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3650803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The advantages and limitations of meta-analysis in clinical nursing research are explained and illustrated with five studies of nonnutritive sucking (NNS) in preterm infants. This article addresses steps of locating studies, systematic comparison of studies for like variables, and qualitative decisions needed before quantitative methods are applied to cumulate findings across studies. Several approaches of calculating effect size and confidence intervals were used to interpret the power of the treatment effect of NNS. On average, across the five NNS studies, NNS intervention reduced time to first bottle feeding by 2.9 days and days of hospitalization by 6.3 days.
R Schwartz; L Moody; H Yarandi; G C Anderson
Related Documents :
12937043 - Prenatal drug exposure and maternal and infant feeding behaviour.
701673 - Nebraska physicians' attitudes and practices in the field of infant feeding and nutrition.
14703593 - End-tidal co2 as a function of tidal volume in mechanically ventilated infants.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0029-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    1987 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-16     Completed Date:  1987-10-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Bottle Feeding
Costs and Cost Analysis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology,  psychology*
Length of Stay / economics
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Statistics as Topic*
Sucking Behavior / physiology*
Time Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Theoretical modeling to predict physiological indicants of cardiac preventive behaviors.
Next Document:  Patient and situational factors that affect nursing students' like or dislike of caring for patients...