Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 4 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 30-34
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Preterm Initiatives on Selected Parameters among Preterm Neonates in Narayana Medical College Hospital at Nellore, A.P.
Ms. Meera Mary1, Ms. P. Latha2, Dr. S. Indira3
1M.Sc. Nursing, Dept of OBG, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
2Associate Professor, HOD of OBG Dept, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
3Professor & Principal, Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore, A.P.
Corresponding Author: Ms. Meera Mary
Background: The preterm infants have been similar with the term infants in such cases are thermoregulatory issues, glucose homeostasis, respiratory compromises, hyperbilirubinemia, feeding intolerance, and infections. The purpose of the preterm initiatives are to improve clinical outcomes and reduce both NICU and paediatric admissions. The primary goals of preterm initiatives are to reduce preterm complications.
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of preterm initiatives on selected parameters among preterm neonates.
Objectives: 1. To assess the selected parameters among preterm neonates. 2. To assess the effectiveness of preterm initiatives on selected parameters among pre term neonates. 3. To associate the effectiveness of preterm initiatives on selected parameters with the selected demographic variables among postnatal mothers and preterm neonates.
Methods: A quantitative approach with An experimental research with pre test post test control group design, 60 preterm neonates were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique.
Results: Study revealed that, in experimental group, pretest, 11(37%) had fair outcome, 9(30%) had poor outcome and 10(33%) had very poor outcome. In post test, 26(87%) of them had fair outcome, 4(13%) of them had poor outcome. In control group, pre test, 10(33%) had fair outcome, 12(40%) had poor outcome and 8(27%) had very poor outcome. In post test, 11(37%) had fair outcome, 13(43%) had poor out come and 6(20%) had very poor outcome.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the preterm initiatives such as massage, eye care, cord care, kangaroo mother care and breast feeding were highly effective on preterm neonatal outcome.
Key words: Preterm initiatives, selected parameters, preterm neonates.[PDF Full Text]