Analgesic Properties of Oral Sucrose During Immunizations
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Oral Sucrose and Maternal Contact During Routine Immunizations in Postnatal Infants|
- Behavioral pain response; score on infant pain at 2 and 5 minutes
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
The purpose of this study is to examine the analgesic properties of oral sucrose during routine immunizations. Hypothesis: Oral sucrose solution and maternal contact will significantly decrease the objective measures of acute pain during routine immunizations.
Acute pain during early life may alter infant pain responses, cognitive development and behavioral outcomes. Infants respond to immunizations with significant pain and distress. This study will examine the analgesic properties of oral sucrose and maternal holding in postnatal infants.
Comparison: Administration of oral sucrose, sterile water and maternal contact 2 minutes before routine immunizations.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00446875
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University Pediatric Associates, Penn State Children's Hospital|
|Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033|
|Principal Investigator:||Linda A Hatfield, PhD||The Penn State University|