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Maternal Singing During Kangaroo Care in Preterm Infants

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Study objective is to evaluate the additive effect of maternal singing during skin to skin contact (Kangaroo Care) on anxiety reduction both to infants and their mothers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prematurity Maternal Anxiety Other: Maternal singing with Kangaroo Care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Combined Effects of Maternal Singing During Skin to Skin Contact (Kangaroo Care) in Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Environment.
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Maternal Singing
Maternal singing during Kangaroo Care of stable preterm infants
Other: Maternal singing with Kangaroo Care
Maternal singing with Kangaroo Care

No Intervention: Kangaroo Care
Kangaroo Care without singing

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduced Heart Rate [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
  2. Reduced respiratory rate [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Als' Behavioral Score [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria clinically stable infants

  • postmenstrual age <37 weeks
  • normal hearing confirmed by measurement of distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE).

Exclusion criteria

  • observed hyperresponsiveness to live music
  • congenital anomaly that mainly affects hearing
  • medication intake (phenobarbital, furosemide, gentamycin) that might interfere with the reaction to musical stimuli
  • brain anomalies associated with neurological disorders (grade 3-4 intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia).

Maternal inclusion criteria

  • ability to hear
  • literary ability to read and answer an anxiety questionnaire

Maternal exclusion criteria

  • signs or medical history of postpartum depression

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01427894

Kfar-Saba, Israel, 44281
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01427894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Mc(0023)(2011)ctil
First Posted: September 2, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
Last Verified: September 2011

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Kangaroo Care
Bonding Mother infant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications