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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS   January 2017 , Volume 5 , Number 6 (42); Page(s) 5167 To 5181.

Effects of Abdominal Massage and Non-Nutritive Sucking on Physiological Parameters of Preterm Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT)

Background: Despite the reduction of infant mortality in the world, complication of preterm birth is a major cause of infant mortality. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of abdominal massage and non-nutritive sucking on physiological parameters of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units in Emam Reza Hospital in Kermanshah, Iran. Materials and Methods: In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 42 infants who had the inclusion criteria, were selected and randomly assigned to three groups of abdominal massage and non-nutritive sucking and control (14 infant for each group). Abdominal massage in the first intervention group with the "I Love You: method and non-nutritive sucking in the second intervention through sucking a pacifier were performed twice in day for 15 minutes. The control group also received typical unit care. In order to analyze the data, the SPSS 22. 0 software for analytical as well as descriptive statistical methods was used. Results: The results of this study showed that the studied groups, at 9 AM and 9 PM of 5 consecutive days, had a significant difference with each other in terms of physiological parameters of the mean scores of respiratory rate, heart rate, and oxygen saturation level (p<0. 05); as the mean of changes of Respiratory rate, Heart rate and Oxygen saturation level in the abdominal massage group had a significant statistical difference with each of the control and non-nutritive sucking groups (P<0. 05); but there was no statistically significant difference between non-nutritive group and the control group (P>0. 05). Conclusion: Abdominal massage had positive effect on the physiological parameters of preterm infants, but non-nutritive sucking had no effect on these parameters, so abdominal massage may be effective on improvement of physiological indices in preterm infants.
Keyword(s): Abdominal massage,Non-nutritive sucking,Preterm infants
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