The Resource Impact of a novel relaxation method of touch on neonatal neurobehavioral development among very preterm infants, Joan R. Smith, (electronic resource)

Impact of a novel relaxation method of touch on neonatal neurobehavioral development among very preterm infants, Joan R. Smith, (electronic resource)

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Impact of a novel relaxation method of touch on neonatal neurobehavioral development among very preterm infants
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Impact of a novel relaxation method of touch on neonatal neurobehavioral development among very preterm infants
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Joan R. Smith
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
Infants born very preterm (< 30 weeks estimated gestational age [EGA]) annually and are at greatest risk to develop significant neurodevelopmental abnormalities. These neurodevelopmental abnormalities are the result of complex conditions involving the interaction between multiple biological, genetic, and environmental risks. In an effort to manipulate and support the extra-uterine environment, infant massage has been aimed at decreasing stress and optimizing the infant's sensory experience. However, the majority of existing infant massage studies has varying protocols, are limited to healthy or convalescing preterm infants greater than 32 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA), and are seldom contingent on infant behavioral cues. The M Technique is a gentle, structured, comforting touch method aimed at limiting stress and anxiety in fragile intensive care patients who are unable to tolerate conventional massage. Little is known about the effects of this technique on infants born very preterm. Therefore, the purpose of this matched case-control pilot study was to systematically test the cumulative effect of the M Technique on infant neurodevelopment, growth velocity, and physiologic and behavioral state in hospitalized very preterm infants in a Midwestern academic level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Results indicate that very preterm infants who received the M Technique over a 5-week period did not differ significantly in neurobehavioral developmental and growth velocity compared to control infants. However, very preterm infants who received the M Technique had improved physiologic stability and more quiet sleep states from baseline to 10 minutes post the M Technique intervention over all three time points, suggesting improved physiologic stability and more quiet sleep state over time. Research regarding the type, timing, and duration of comforting touch in infants born very preterm starting at 30 weeks' PMA is lacking. Preliminary findings from this study support an infant-driven (e.g., where the protocol is based on each infant response or cues) M Technique intervention to promote comfort and relaxation in highrisk infants born very preterm. A longitudinal research design with a larger sample size is needed to confirm and expand on the effects and potential mechanisms of the M Technique on neurobehavior and growth velocity
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UMK
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Smith, Joan R.
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
School of Nursing and Health Studies. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Brotto, Marco
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  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Touch
  • Premature infants
  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Therapeutic Touch
Label
Impact of a novel relaxation method of touch on neonatal neurobehavioral development among very preterm infants, Joan R. Smith, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Nursing."
  • Advisor: Marco Brotto
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Integrative review -- Theoretical framework and methods -- Feasibility study -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. IRB authorization agreement between UMKC and WUSTL -- Appendix B. Informed consent -- Appendix C. Infant demographics -- Appendix D. NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) -- Appendix E. Anderson Behavioral State Scale (ABSS) -- Appendix F. SLCH research grant award letter -- Appendix G. NANN small grant award letter
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855016696
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (154 pages)
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one file format
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online
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mixed
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855016696
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Impact of a novel relaxation method of touch on neonatal neurobehavioral development among very preterm infants, Joan R. Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Nursing."
  • Advisor: Marco Brotto
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Integrative review -- Theoretical framework and methods -- Feasibility study -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. IRB authorization agreement between UMKC and WUSTL -- Appendix B. Informed consent -- Appendix C. Infant demographics -- Appendix D. NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) -- Appendix E. Anderson Behavioral State Scale (ABSS) -- Appendix F. SLCH research grant award letter -- Appendix G. NANN small grant award letter
Control code
855016696
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (154 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855016696
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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