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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165942
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Heart Rate Patterns And Learning In The 28-34 Week Fetus
Author(s):
Krueger, Charlene
Author Details:
Charlene Krueger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, (updated February 2015) email: ckrueger@ufl.edu
Abstract:
The aim of this study in progress is to explore a noninvasive methodology, fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring, to help nurses learn more about normal developmental changes in FHR variability (FHRV) and the learning capabilities of the fetus. This study will also provide the groundwork for the long term goals of a research program. These goals are to improve developmental outcomes in the fetus and premature newborn by: 1) evaluating more specific measures of FHRV and fetal learning capabilities as future fetal assessment techniques, and 2) evaluating the maternal voice for potential inclusion in interventions with the fetus and premature newborn. This study of changes in FHR patterns in response to increasing gestational age and a rhyme recited out loud by the mother, holds great potential for assessment of neurological function, learning, fetal risk status and later developmental outcome. An exploratory, multi-group pretest-posttest experimental study is in progress in which weekly FHR monitoring sessions are planned from 28-34 weeks gestation. A convenience sample of 27 low-risk women, 26-27 weeks pregnant, will be recruited and randomly assigned to three groups; Group 1 will begin recitation at 28 weeks, Group 2 at 30 weeks gestation and Group 3 will begin at 32 weeks. Total weekly monitoring time is expected to last 90 minutes to allow for measurement of: 1) developmental changes in FHRV and 2) the detection of cardiac orienting responses to the nursery rhyme. Power spectral analysis will be performed to determine the developmental changes in FHRV; and gain scores, or changes in the FHR baseline upon presentation of the rhyme, will be compared to identify when familiarity to the nursery rhyme emerges.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHeart Rate Patterns And Learning In The 28-34 Week Fetusen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKrueger, Charleneen_US
dc.author.detailsCharlene Krueger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, (updated February 2015) email: ckrueger@ufl.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165942-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study in progress is to explore a noninvasive methodology, fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring, to help nurses learn more about normal developmental changes in FHR variability (FHRV) and the learning capabilities of the fetus. This study will also provide the groundwork for the long term goals of a research program. These goals are to improve developmental outcomes in the fetus and premature newborn by: 1) evaluating more specific measures of FHRV and fetal learning capabilities as future fetal assessment techniques, and 2) evaluating the maternal voice for potential inclusion in interventions with the fetus and premature newborn. This study of changes in FHR patterns in response to increasing gestational age and a rhyme recited out loud by the mother, holds great potential for assessment of neurological function, learning, fetal risk status and later developmental outcome. An exploratory, multi-group pretest-posttest experimental study is in progress in which weekly FHR monitoring sessions are planned from 28-34 weeks gestation. A convenience sample of 27 low-risk women, 26-27 weeks pregnant, will be recruited and randomly assigned to three groups; Group 1 will begin recitation at 28 weeks, Group 2 at 30 weeks gestation and Group 3 will begin at 32 weeks. Total weekly monitoring time is expected to last 90 minutes to allow for measurement of: 1) developmental changes in FHRV and 2) the detection of cardiac orienting responses to the nursery rhyme. Power spectral analysis will be performed to determine the developmental changes in FHRV; and gain scores, or changes in the FHR baseline upon presentation of the rhyme, will be compared to identify when familiarity to the nursery rhyme emerges.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:36:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:36:58Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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