Effects of Hydrotherapy in Pain and Quality of Sleep's Cycles in Preterm Newborn on Neonatal Intensive Care Units (hydrotherapy)
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Researchers suggest that the protection of the cycles of sleep is essential for neurodevelopment, learning, memory and preservation of brain plasticity to the individual's life. Recent research shows that technical bath promote reduction of crying, anxiety and improves the behavior of newborns.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Effects of Hydrotherapy in Pain and Quality of Sleep's Cycles in Preterm Newborn on Neonatal Intensive Care Units|
- Physiological and behavioral parameters were assessed by Brazelton's neonatal behavior assessment scale, and the pain was evaluated by NFCS scale. The mean of Brazelton's scale was reduced after the procedures from 5,88 ± 0.35 to 1,38 ± 0.74, p < 0.001. [ Time Frame: At two years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2009|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: Before Hidrotherapy|
Other: Aquatic Physical Therapy
The Physiotherapy was performed with gentle movements in eight shape, from left to right, in addition to movements of unbundling girdle, light and slow the trunk and extremities posture and body by flexing the organization Wrapping the body.
This was a pilot study assessing the technique in this population. The study was conducted with 8 stable premature infants admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from Hospital Luterano de Porto Alegre. Physiological and behavioral parameters were assessed by Brazelton's neonatal behavior assessment scale, and the pain was evaluated by NFCS scale. The mean of Brazelton's scale was reduced after the procedures from 5,88 ± 0.35 to 1,38 ± 0.74, p < 0.001. The score in pain assessment scale was reduced from 5,38 ± 0.91 to 0.25 ± 0.46, p < 0.001 after intervention. The study suggests that aquatic physical therapy could be a simple and effective method to reduce pain and stress in premature infants admitted in the neonatal ICU.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00785837
|Universidade Luterana Do Brasil||Recruiting|
|Canoas, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, 92425-900|
|Contact: CARINE M VIGNOCHI, PHD 51 84510533 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Carine M Vignochi, Phd|