Factors Decreasing the Effectiveness of Facilitated Tucking by Parents in Preterm Infants Pain Management

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155412
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Presentation
Title:
Factors Decreasing the Effectiveness of Facilitated Tucking by Parents in Preterm Infants Pain Management
Abstract:
Factors Decreasing the Effectiveness of Facilitated Tucking by Parents in Preterm Infants Pain Management
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Axelin, Anna, RN, MNSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of Turku
Title:Researcher Trainee
Co-Authors:Sanna Salantera, RN, PhD
[Research Presentation] Background: Preterm infants are subjects to a considerable number of painful procedures at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Infants' pain should be alleviated systematically. Facilitated tucking by parents is one new and effective option for this purpose. In this method parent holds her infant in a side-lying, flexed position. We have used this method successfully but despite its effectiveness tucking has not alleviated pain at all or not enough in 24 % of the studied cases when pain has been assessed by using Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS, scale 0-7). For further study and use of this new method it is essential to find the factors that diminish its capability to decrease pain.áResearch question: Which background variables might diminish the effectiveness of facilitated tucking by parents?áMaterial and methods: Data from two previous studies was pooled (20 + 14, n = 34). This new data was further classified to two groups in terms of the effectiveness of the method: Effective, when NIPS equal to or less than 3 and not effective, when NIPS >3. Statistical analysis (chi-square, Wilcoxon test and t-test) was used to test if there were differences between groups in the following background variables: gender, gestational age, postnatal age, birth weight, duration of the painful procedure, amount of previous painful procedures, firmness of the parentÆs hold and parent's talking during tucking.áResults: Two variables, the firmness of parent's hold (p=0.079) and the duration of the painful procedure (p=0.127) almost reached the significance level of p equal to or less than 0.05. The sample size was too small in order to indicate any significant differences between the groups.áConclusion: We can hypothesize that parents need very accurate education in how to hold the infant, and potentially focus the use of facilitated tucking by parents towards short duration painful procedures.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Decreasing the Effectiveness of Facilitated Tucking by Parents in Preterm Infants Pain Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155412-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Decreasing the Effectiveness of Facilitated Tucking by Parents in Preterm Infants Pain Management</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Axelin, Anna, RN, MNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Turku</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Researcher Trainee</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anna.axelin@utu.fi</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sanna Salantera, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Preterm infants are subjects to a considerable number of painful procedures at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Infants' pain should be alleviated systematically. Facilitated tucking by parents is one new and effective option for this purpose. In this method parent holds her infant in a side-lying, flexed position. We have used this method successfully but despite its effectiveness tucking has not alleviated pain at all or not enough in 24 % of the studied cases when pain has been assessed by using Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS, scale 0-7). For further study and use of this new method it is essential to find the factors that diminish its capability to decrease pain.&aacute;Research question: Which background variables might diminish the effectiveness of facilitated tucking by parents?&aacute;Material and methods: Data from two previous studies was pooled (20 + 14, n = 34). This new data was further classified to two groups in terms of the effectiveness of the method: Effective, when NIPS equal to or less than 3 and not effective, when NIPS &gt;3. Statistical analysis (chi-square, Wilcoxon test and t-test) was used to test if there were differences between groups in the following background variables: gender, gestational age, postnatal age, birth weight, duration of the painful procedure, amount of previous painful procedures, firmness of the parent&AElig;s hold and parent's talking during tucking.&aacute;Results: Two variables, the firmness of parent's hold (p=0.079) and the duration of the painful procedure (p=0.127) almost reached the significance level of p equal to or less than 0.05. The sample size was too small in order to indicate any significant differences between the groups.&aacute;Conclusion: We can hypothesize that parents need very accurate education in how to hold the infant, and potentially focus the use of facilitated tucking by parents towards short duration painful procedures.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:49:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:49:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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