A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Nesting on Bio–Physiological Parameters and Sucking Response among the Low Birth Weight Babies in Selected Hospitals, Coimbatore

Phebe Esther Philominal, J (2017) A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Nesting on Bio–Physiological Parameters and Sucking Response among the Low Birth Weight Babies in Selected Hospitals, Coimbatore. Masters thesis, K.G. College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

The intention of the study was to assess the effectiveness of nesting on bio – physiological parameters and sucking response among the low birth weight babies. The objectives of the study were formulated according to the need of the study. The conceptual framework adopted for the study was based on the modified Levine’s conservation model of nursing, 1973. An extensive review of literature, professional experience and expert’s direction helped the researcher to design the methodology. The study was conducted in 3 selected hospitals in Coimbatore where adequate samples were easily accessible. Pretest posttest control group design was adopted for this study. The tools used for this study were Structured questionnaire and case records to obtain demographic data of mother and baby, Digital Thermometer, Pulse oximeter and manual count of respiratory rate to assess the bio – physiological parameters and Modified early feeding skill assessment scale to assess the sucking response among the low birth weight babies. The content validity of the tool was obtained from various experts in Child Health Nursing Department. Reliability of the tool was checked using split – half method. The reliability of early feeding skill assessment scale to assess sucking response was found to be r = 0.95. Thus, the tool was found to be reliable. The ethical aspect of the research was maintained throughout the study period. Formal written permission was obtained from the hospitals to conduct the study and oral consent was obtained from the mothers of newborn to include as study subjects. The collected information was kept confidential. Pilot study was conducted in KG Hospital, Coimbatore for a period of one week with 6 low birth weight babies. The result of the pilot study was satisfactory and hence the investigator proceeded with the main study. The main study was done for a period of one month at three selected hospitals in Coimbatore, namely KG hospital, Sengaliappan nursing home and Bethel hospital. The researcher personally explained the purpose of the study to mother and got permission from them. Fourty low birth weight babies were selected (n = 40) using purposive sampling technique and assigned in experimental and control group. Pretest was done for both experimental and control group on the first day using digital thermometer, pulse oximeter and manual count of respiratory rate and modified early feeding skill assessment scale. After pretest, Nesting was given by researcher on the same day and for next two consecutive days for the babies in experimental group. Posttest I and II for both experimental and control group was done on second day and third day respectively using the same tool. The data were organized, analysed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. The demographic variables of mother and baby and the distribution of sucking response among low birth weight babies were tabulated by using frequency distribution. The effectiveness of nesting and comparison between pretest, posttest I and posttest II scores on bio-physiological parameters and sucking response were analysed by using ANOVA and Z test. It was found that the values were statistically significant at 5% level. By using Chi – square analysis, association between the pretest scores of sucking response and selected demographic variables of mothers and low birth weight babies such as height of mother, parity, risk during pregnancy, mode of delivery, birth spacing, age of baby, gender, birth weight of baby, gestational age, birth order and mode of sucking was done respectively. The result shows that there is an association between birth weight and gestational age with sucking response among the low birth weight babies. The result of the study revealed that the nesting is an effective intervention to stabilize the bio – physiological parameters and to improve the sucking response for the low birth weight babies who were born in KG hospital, Sengaliappan nursing home and Bethel hospital, Coimbatore. CONCLUSION: Children are the gift and reward from the Lord. The most precious jewels that a woman will ever wear around the neck are the arms of their children. It is our prime responsibility to provide maximum comfort to the newborn babies which will reduce the physiological instability and stress in adjusting to external environment. Nesting is one of the measure to keep the baby comfortable. The present study has been supported by various series of other studies. Hence from the data analysis and results, it was concluded that nesting is an effective intervention to stabilize the bio – physiological parameters and to improve the sucking response among the low birth weight babies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg. No: 301515902
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nesting on Bio-Physiological Parameters, Sucking Response, Low Birth Weight Babies, Selected Hospitals, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 15:17
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12471

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