The effect of nesting positions on pain, stress and comfort during heel lance in premature infants


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KAHRAMAN A. , BASBAKKAL Z., YALAZ M. , Sozmen E. Y.

PEDIATRICS AND NEONATOLOGY, vol.59, no.4, pp.352-359, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2017.11.010
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS AND NEONATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-359
  • Keywords: nesting positions, pain, comfort, stress, cortisol level, TO-SKIN CONTACT, PRETERM INFANTS, SALIVARY CORTISOL, SUPINE POSITION, BREAST-MILK, CARE, PRONE, RESPONSES, GLUCOSE, VENIPUNCTURE

Abstract

Background: Nesting positions are commonly used in procedural analgesic administration in premature neonates. The effectiveness of nesting positions is questioned. The aim of the this study was to assess the pain, stress, comfort and salivary cortisol and melatonin values in nesting positions during the heel lance procedure in premature infants at the NICU.