Teresa S Johnson

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PURPOSE To describe and compare the intra- and interexaminer reliability of three length measurement techniques and to determine if the three measurement techniques yield significantly different measurements. METHOD Two experienced, mother-baby nurses each obtained length measurements using the supine, paper barrier, and Auto-length measurement techniques(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the intra- and interexaminer reliability of four techniques for measuring length in full-term newborns and to determine whether the different techniques yield significantly different measurements. DESIGN A descriptive study, describing the intra- and interexaminer reliability of four length measurement techniques:(More)
A home visit program for breastfeeding education and intervention was developed to provide support for mothers and infants at risk for breastfeeding failure. This program was developed to supplement the Early Discharge Program for mothers and newborns who were discharged within 24 hours of delivery. A breastfeeding assessment tool was developed for use in(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effect of preoperative acetaminophen given as analgesia before circumcision on newborns' behavioral response. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A convenience sample of 53 male newborn infants (GA 35 to 42 weeks) who were.24 hours of age and whose parents had consented to circumcision were enrolled in the study. All of the infants enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND The reliability of anthropometric measurements of term infants has not been studied sufficiently to determine if these measurements are reliable enough to be used in clinical practice and research. This study described the intra- and interexaminer reliability of the following anthropometric measurements: weight (WT), head circumference (HC),(More)
The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of implementing a life course perspective model that includes a reproductive life plan to improve health outcomes, especially in populations at risk for adverse outcomes. A reproductive life plan is a comprehensive strategy that can be incorporated into nursing practice at all levels to improve birth(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development of the Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool to be used at the bedside by nurses to guide ongoing support and education for the mother-baby dyad. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Community hospital in a Midwestern city. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two English-speaking mother-infant dyads. METHODS Three nurse(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine risk of delivering a preterm infant (<37 weeks) in overweight/obese women. DESIGN Descriptive. SAMPLE Population-based sample of 169,881 singleton Missouri birth certificate records for 1998-2000. MEASURES Prepregnancy body mass index (BMI): underweight BMI<19.8; normal BMI=19.8-24.9; overweight BMI=25-29.9; and obese BMI> or(More)
PURPOSE To describe and compare the intra- and interexaminer reliability of head circumference measurements obtained with paper and cloth tape measures. METHOD Two experienced neonatal nurses each obtained head circumference measurements using both paper and cloth tape measures twice each, from 49 clinically stable, preterm infants. The nurses were blind(More)
The purpose of this article is to provide information for health care professionals to guide the assessment of feeding and growth in breastfed infants. Tools to assist in the assessment of breastfeeding are discussed, as well as infant weight, infant test-weighing, elimination, and growth patterns. We present in detail the research surrounding the(More)