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Effects of Music Therapy on Breastfeeding Among Mothers of Premature Newborns

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Maternidade Escola da UFRJ
Instituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagão Gesteira
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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2009
Last updated: October 13, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
Results First Received: July 8, 2009  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition: Breastfeeding
Intervention: Behavioral: Music therapy

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Recruitment Details
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Recruitment period: 03/01/2004 to 07/31/2007. Mothers of LBW newborns (≤ 1750g) that have reached clinical stability and signed an informed consent.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Eligible mothers: 190. Excluded: 89 (26 because their neonates fullfiled one of the exclusion criteria, 18 because their newborns died before being considered in clinical stability, 11 because they did not agree to participate and 34 because they could not be accessed during the newborn hospital stay, most for receiving early hospital discharge).

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Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Control     Music Therapy  
STARTED     50     51  
COMPLETED     46     48  
NOT COMPLETED     4     3  
3 newborns died; 1 mother quit the study                 4                 0  
less than 3 music therapy sessions                 0                 3  

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Population Description
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Baseline Measures
    Control     Music Therapy     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  50     51     101  
Age, Customized [1]
[units: participants]
12-20 years     13     13     26  
21-30 years     22     27     49  
31-40 years     12     9     21  
> 40 years     3     2     5  
[units: participants]
Female     50     51     101  
Male     0     0     0  
Region of Enrollment  
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Brazil     50     51     101  
[1] 12-20 years; 21-30 years; 31-40 years; > 40 years

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1.  Primary:   Maternal Breastfeeding at Infant Discharge   [ Time Frame: At the time of the infant hospital discharge ]

2.  Primary:   Maternal Breastfeeding 7-15 Days After Discharge   [ Time Frame: At the first follow-up visit (7-15 days after discharge) ]

3.  Secondary:   Maternal Breastfeeding at 30 Days After Discharge   [ Time Frame: At 30 days after the infant hospital discharge ]

4.  Secondary:   Maternal Breastfeeding at 60 Days After Discharge   [ Time Frame: At 60 days after the infant hospital discharge ]

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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Arnaldo Prata Barbosa
Organization: Instituto de Puericultura e Pediatria Martagão Gesteira - UFRJ
phone: +55 21 25904891


Responsible Party: Arnaldo P Barbosa, Department of Pediatris, UFRJ School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00930761     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MAME-21-2001
Study First Received: June 29, 2009
Results First Received: July 8, 2009
Last Updated: October 13, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research