Adjusted Individual Oral Feeding for Improving Short and Long Term Outcomes of Preterm Infants
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
The authors hypothesize that adjusted individual feeding (AIF) for preterm infant starting from transition to oral feeding (33 weeks corrected age) will result in less episodes of apnea/bradycardia, early achievement of full oral feeding, improved weight gain and shorten hospitalization duration in the short term.
In the long term AIF will result in higher scores on the Griffith's developmental scales, decreasing parental anxiety and feeding disorders .
|Body Weight Changes Feeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood Breast Feeding Evoked Response Audiometry||Behavioral: Adjusted individual feeding|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Adjusted Individual Oral Feeding for Improving Short and Long Term Outcomes of Preterm|
- length of hospitalization [ Time Frame: between 36-40 weeks gestational age ]length of hospitalization from admission to discharge, and length of stay beyond reaching 36 weeks corrected age , the time point at wich health infants are usually being discharged
- age at reaching full oral feedings [ Time Frame: between 34-38 gestational age ]the age at which no nasogastric tube was used
- Griffith's developmental scales [ Time Frame: 6 month corrected age ]Griffith's developmental scales (Gross and fine motor, speech and language, performance and social skills)
- weekly weight gain [ Time Frame: 33- 36 weeks gestational age ]weekly weight gain gr/kg will be calculated at 33 weeks gestational age, at 34, 35, and 36 weeks
- parental anxiety [ Time Frame: 6 month corrected age ]parents anxiety will be assessed by a questioner
|Study Start Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: protocol feeding
Feeding of preterm infants according to current unit protocol: every 3 hours a prescribed amount
Experimental: Adjusted individual feeding
Feeding every 2-4 hours, starting with que of hunger and finished upon infant signs.
Behavioral: Adjusted individual feeding
Feeding every 2-4 hours, starting with ques of hunger and finished upon infant signs.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01989871
|Contact: Iris Morag, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: tzipi Strauss, MDemail@example.com|
|Sheba Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Ramat Gan, Israel, 52621|
|Contact: Iris Morag, MD +526479996 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Tzipi Strauss, MD +526664446|
|Principal Investigator: Iris Morag, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Iris Morag, MD||Sheba Medical Center|