Sensory interventions for premature babies

Doctors and nurses often try to stimulate the senses of babies who are born too early. In this study Roberta Pineda, from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, led a team of researchers reviewing the evidence about different ways of stimulating babies’ senses. They found 88 articles with evidence to support the use of kangaroo care (where a mother holds a baby in a pouch next to her skin), music and language exposure and “multimodal interventions.” These interventions were related to better infant development and lower levels of stress among the mothers. However, the researchers also found a lack of consistent outcome measures, study quality and gaps in the literature.

You can read the abstract of this article here.

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About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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