The present study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of facilitated tucking on pain and physiological parameters during heel lancing among neonates. A quantitative research approach with quasi experimental research design was used for the study. The framework, Katherine Kolcaba’s theory of holistic comfort theoretically supported the study. The study was conducted among 70 (35 control and 35 experimental) neonates admitted in the nicu, selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. Clinical data sheet, neonatal pain assessment scale and physiological parameters assessment scale were used for data collection. Content validity of the tools were established by validating ten experts in the field of pediatric nursing and medicine. The data were collected over a period of six weeks and were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the study revealed that, facilitated tucking had a significant effect in reducing pain during heel lancing among neonates at 0.001 level. The results also revealed that facilitated tucking had a significant effect in maintaining heart rate and respiratory rate at 0.001 level, but could not find significant effects on SpO2.
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Jomini Joshy, Omana MP. Effectiveness of Facilitated tucking on pain and Physiological parameters during heel lancing among neonates. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(3):249-4. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00058
Jomini Joshy, Omana MP. Effectiveness of Facilitated tucking on pain and Physiological parameters during heel lancing among neonates. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 10(3):249-4. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2022.00058 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-3-14
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