Volume : V, Issue : VII, July - 2015

Effectiveness of nesting on posture and movement of upper extremities in healthy preterm infants

Borle P. S, Samrudhi Bhakare, Shrilekha R

Abstract :

 Background &Aim: Preterm babies are the delicate lives to be taken care of very intelligently as well as delicately, a helpful step for the preterm to maintain his posture and smooth movement and that is “Nesting” . It is necessary to maintain proper anatomical alignment to avoid any type of contractures or potential complications related to abnormal position so purpose of the study is to see effectiveness of nesting on posture and movement of upper extremities in healthy preterm infants. Method : This study is adopted for assessing the posture and movements for healthy preterm infants in and outside the nest. It is a non–randomised control study design the assessment of & observation and measurements are taken of the best possible posture and best possible movements in these preterm infants, and the same assessment in non– nested preterm infants. Result : There is no significant difference of gestational age, sex & birth weight between nested and non–nested group means both group having same gestational age, sex & birth weight. There is no significant difference of shoulder position on day1 morning in nested and non–nested group and highly significant difference of shoulder position on day2, day3 morning in nested and non–nested group means that best possible shoulder movement on day2, day3 are significantly more in nested group. There is significant difference of shoulder position on day1 evening in nested and non–nested group and highly significant difference of shoulder position on day2, day3 evening in nested and non–nested group means that best possible shoulder movement on day1, day2, day3 are significantly more in nested group. Conclusion: Nesting is convenient, cost effective, requires less time and skills, hence it is easy for the nurse to practice and in turn be beneficial for preterm babies, starts with simple intervention by making nest for the preterm.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Borle P. S, Samrudhi Bhakare, Shrilekha R Effectiveness of Nesting on Posture and Movement of Upper Extremities in Healthy Preterm Infants Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 7 July 2015


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