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Crochet Octopus in The Process od Heel Lance in Neonates

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
cagri covener ozcelik, Marmara University

Brief Summary:

The main objective of the study was to determine the effect of using crochet octopus in order to reduce the acute pain developed during the process of heel lance in neonates.

The hypothesis of the study was "Crochet octopus is rather effective in reducing the acute pain in heel lance process for neonates".

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Procedural Pain Device: crochet octopus Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The study was conducted as randomized controlled. It included term neonates born between May 2020 and August 2020 at a training and research hospital. The study was completed with 100 neonates in total as 50 for experiment and 50 for control groups. During the process of heel lance, experiment group neonates were delivered crochet octopus 10 minutes before the process and let them touch the octopus 10 minutes more after the process. Control group neonates experienced the process without any intervention. As for the data collection, "Newborn Identification Form", "Neonatal-Infant Pain Scale (NIPS)" and "Observation Form" were utilized. The whole process was video-recorded.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Randomized controlled study
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Effect of Using Crochet Octopus in Reducing The Pain Developed During The Process of Heel Lance İn Neonates: A Randomized Controlled Study
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 10, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : August 15, 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental Group
Crochet octopus was delivered to the hands of the neonates in the experimental group 10 minutes before heel lance process and they were contacted with the crochet octopus up to 10 minutes after the procedure.
Device: crochet octopus
Delivering crochet octopus to the hands of the neonates

No Intervention: Control Group
Control group neonates were performed all the process without delivering them any crochet octopus.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Calculation of number of neonates with power analysis program G*Power v3.0 for experiment group and control group [ Time Frame: 10 days ]
    Power analysis conducted with 40 neonates.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being a healthy term neonates,
  • being 5-15 days,
  • taking of blood sample for Guthrie test routinely.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • admitted to the neonatal intensive care units
  • his/her being taken any analgesics prior to the intervention,
  • having any congenital anomalies

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04560374

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Giresun University Women and Children's Hospital
Giresun, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marmara University
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Study Chair: Cagri Covener Ozcelik, PhD Marmara University
Principal Investigator: Özge Eren, MSN Marmara University
Principal Investigator: Nagihan Sabaz, MSN Marmara University
Principal Investigator: Muhammet Bulut, MD Giresun University
Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: cagri covener ozcelik, Associate Professor, Marmara University Identifier: NCT04560374    
Other Study ID Numbers: 90139838-000-E.20252
First Posted: September 23, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2020
Last Verified: September 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by cagri covener ozcelik, Marmara University:
heel lance
developmental care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pain, Procedural
Neurologic Manifestations