The Holding Study: Feeding Analgesia in Preterm Infants
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of mothers' skin-to-skin holding during feeding via a soother trainer with the effects of pacifier sucking on preterm infant biobehavioural responses during and immediately after a painful procedure
1. When held by their mothers during blood collection, preterm infants will show less pain reaction than when sucking on a pacifier.
2. Following holding during the blood collection, mothers will find no differences in their infants' feeding ability.
In a between subjects, randomized design, 20 stable preterm infants born between 30-35 weeks gestational age will be studied. Infants will be randomized to one of two interventions which will take place during blood collections that are required for clinical management. For the standard care condition, infants will remain in their isolettes and will be positioned in prone and given a pacifier to suck on throughout the blood collection. For the holding condition, infants will be held skin-to-skin by their mothers and given breast milk using a soother trainer during the blood collection.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, Special Care Nursery
University of British Columbia
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00414258
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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