Maternal Singing During Kangaroo Care in Preterm Infants

This study has been completed.
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Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2011
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: September 2011
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 Intervention
Maternal Anxiety
Other: Maternal singing with Kangaroo Care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (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.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduced Heart Rate [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Reduced respiratory rate [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Als' Behavioral Score [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Months
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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: 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 
Study First Received: September 1, 2011
Last Updated: March 15, 2016
Health Authority: Israel: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and Health Services Research

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Birth
Obstetric Labor Complications
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on April 27, 2016