The Effect of Positioning on Preterm Infants' Sleep-Wake States and Stress Behaviors During Exposure to Environmental Stressors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303812
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Positioning on Preterm Infants' Sleep-Wake States and Stress Behaviors During Exposure to Environmental Stressors
Author(s):
Huang, Li-Chi; Peng, Niang-Huei; Chang, Yu-Shan; Chen, Li-Li
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Li-Chi Huang, EdD, RN, lichi@mail.cmu.edu.tw; Niang-Huei Peng, PhD; Yu-Shan Chang, BSN, RN; Li-Li Chen, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: This pape is a report of a study of the effects of prone and supine sleeping positions on preterm infants' sleep-wake states and stress behaviors during exposure to environmental stressors.

Methods: The study design was quasi-experiment, and it was undertaken in 2008. Twenty-two preterm infants were enrolled. Each infant was moved to either the supine or prone position for an hour at a time. Infants were videotaped and the sleep-wake states, stress behaviors and environmental conditions (light, noise, and stimulation/handling) were recorded during the observation period. The Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) was used to examine the relationships among the research variables.''

Results: A total of 80 observations from 22 infants were accrued. In the supine position, preterm infants demonstrated more frequent waking states after adjusting for various environmental stressors. In addition, these same infants demonstrated more frequent stress behaviors in the supine position after adjusting for various environmental stressors. '

Conclusion: These results suggest that the prone position is a more favorable position for facilitating sleep and reducing stress for preterm infants exposed to varying environmental stressors within the acute care setting. Preterm infants present different stress behaviors in response to varying types of environmental stimuli. Nurse should aware those different environmental stressors affect the preterm infant's stats and stress behaviors differently. A practice standard should be adopted for reduce sound levels and handing stimuli.

Keywords:
sleep-wake states; preterm infants' environmental stressors.; Preterm infant's sleeping positions
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Effect of Positioning on Preterm Infants' Sleep-Wake States and Stress Behaviors During Exposure to Environmental Stressorsen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Li-Chien
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Niang-Hueien
dc.contributor.authorChang, Yu-Shanen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Li-Lien
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsLi-Chi Huang, EdD, RN, lichi@mail.cmu.edu.tw; Niang-Huei Peng, PhD; Yu-Shan Chang, BSN, RN; Li-Li Chen, PhD, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303812-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This pape is a report of a study of the effects of prone and supine sleeping positions on preterm infants' sleep-wake states and stress behaviors during exposure to environmental stressors. <p><b>Methods: </b>The study design was quasi-experiment, and it was undertaken in 2008. Twenty-two preterm infants were enrolled. Each infant was moved to either the supine or prone position for an hour at a time. Infants were videotaped and the sleep-wake states, stress behaviors and environmental conditions (light, noise, and stimulation/handling) were recorded during the observation period. The Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) was used to examine the relationships among the research variables.'' <p><b>Results: </b>A total of 80 observations from 22 infants were accrued. In the supine position, preterm infants demonstrated more frequent waking states after adjusting for various environmental stressors. In addition, these same infants demonstrated more frequent stress behaviors in the supine position after adjusting for various environmental stressors. ' <p><b>Conclusion: </b>These results suggest that the prone position is a more favorable position for facilitating sleep and reducing stress for preterm infants exposed to varying environmental stressors within the acute care setting. Preterm infants present different stress behaviors in response to varying types of environmental stimuli. Nurse should aware those different environmental stressors affect the preterm infant's stats and stress behaviors differently. A practice standard should be adopted for reduce sound levels and handing stimuli.en
dc.subjectsleep-wake statesen
dc.subjectpreterm infants' environmental stressors.en
dc.subjectPreterm infant's sleeping positionsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:23:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:23:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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