Author(s): D. Babitha, Santhi Appavu

Email(s): babitharichardbabitha@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00007.0   

Address: Mrs. D. Babitha1, Dr. (Mrs). Santhi Appavu2
1Asst. Prof, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
2Principal, Christian College of Nursing, Neyyoor. The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of oral stimulation on improving sucking reflex among pre-term infants. Design: Quantitative approach with one group pre-test post-test design was used to assess the effectiveness of oral stimulation on improving sucking reflex of pre-term infants, who were admitted in selected hospitals of Kanniyakumari district. Participants: 30 Pre-term infants with gestational age of 28 to 32 weeks were purposively assigned for the study and oral stimulation promoted was assessed. Methods: At 28 to 32 weeks, after pre-test the pre-term infants received 15 minute oral stimulation intervention twice per day for 5 consecutive days. Data were measured by pre-term infant breastfeeding behavior scale. Results: It was analyzed by comparing the difference between pre and post findings. In the pre-test, it was revealed that no pre-term infants were effective vigorous sucking, 6(20%) were moderately effective feeders and 24 (80%) were sucking rhythm not established. Whereas, in post assessment scores 16 (53%) pre-term infants were effective vigorous sucking, 14 (46%) were moderately effective feeders. Conclusion: The ‘t’values for sucking reflex (3.72) was found to be significant at p<0.05 level which indicated that oral stimulation was effective in improving sucking reflex among pre-term infants.


Cite this article:
D. Babitha, Santhi Appavu. Effectiveness of Oral Stimulation on improving Sucking Reflex among Pre-Term Infants. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(1):25-27. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00007.0

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D. Babitha, Santhi Appavu. Effectiveness of Oral Stimulation on improving Sucking Reflex among Pre-Term Infants. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(1):25-27. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00007.0   Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-1-7


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