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n Health SA Gesondheid - The effect of formal exposure to developmental care principles on the implementation of developmental care positioning and handling of preterm infants by neonatal nurses : research

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Abstract

Die vroeggebore baba benodig ontwikkelingsorg wat ontwerp is om die stres wat die baba in die neonataleintensiewesorgeenheid ervaar, te minimaliseer. Die doel van die studie was om die effek van formele blootstelling aan ontwikkelingsorgbeginsels op die implementering van ontwikkelingsorgposisionering en -hantering van die vroeggebore baba deur neonatale verpleegkundiges te bepaal. Die eerste doelwit van die studie was om 'n akkurate metingskaal daar te stel vir die meting van die implementering van hierdie beginsels ten opsigte van die hantering en posisionering van die baba. Die tweede doelwit was om die veranderinge in die implementering van ontwikkelingsorgbeginsels binne 'n geselekteerde neonatalesorgeenheid te bepaal nadat neonatale verpleegkundiges formeel aan ontwikkelingsorgopleiding blootgestel is. 'n Kwasi-eksperimentele ontwerp en 'n een-groep pretoetsposttoetsbenadering is gevolg, en die Wicoxon vergelykbare toetse van betekende range is gebruik om die veranderinge te meet. Die resultate was statisties beduidend en het verbetering aangedui ten opsigte van die komponente van ontwikkelingsorg wat gemeet is. Die aanbeveling was dat ontwikkelingsorgbeginsels geïntegreer word in formele neonatale kursusse. Opvolgstudies moet gedoen word om die betroubaarheid van die instrument vir moontlike insluiting in roetine-assessering van die kwaliteit van die implementering van ontwikkelingsorg in die neonatalesorgeenheid te bepaal. End

The preterm infant requires developmental care that is designed to minimise the stress that the infant experiences within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The aim of the study was to determine the effect of formal exposure to developmental care principles on the implementation of developmental care positioning and handling of the preterm infant by neonatal nurses. The first objective of the study was to compile an accurate scale for measuring the implementation of these principles with respect to the handling and positioning of the infant. Secondly, the study aimed at determining changes in the implementation of developmental care principles within a selected NICU after neonatal nurses were formally exposed to developmental care training. A quasi-experimental research design and a one-group pre-test-post-test approach were followed, and the Wilcoxon matched-pair signed-rank tests were used to examine the changes. Results were statistically significant and indicated improvement with respect to the developmental care components that were measured. The recommendation was that developmental care principles be integrated into formal neonatal courses. Follow-up studies should be conducted to determine the reliability of the instrument for possible inclusion in routine assessment of the quality of the implementation of developmental care in the NICU. End

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2005-06-01
2016-12-06
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