Effect of non-nutritive sucking and leg massage on physiological and behavioral indicators of pain following heel blood sampling in term neonates

@article{Mirzarahimi2013EffectON,
  title={Effect of non-nutritive sucking and leg massage on physiological and behavioral indicators of pain following heel blood sampling in term neonates},
  author={M. Mirzarahimi and N. Mehrnoush and Sahife Shahizadeh and N. Samadi and F. Amani},
  journal={International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={2},
  pages={74-79}
}
  • M. Mirzarahimi, N. Mehrnoush, +2 authors F. Amani
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies
  • Background: Pain management is especially important for neonates who are not able to verbally express their pain. Non-pharmacological pain management method as an alternative to pharmacological pain medication has increased nowadays. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to test the effect of leg massage and non-nutritive sucking (NNS) on reducing the pain that neonates experience when undergoing the heel stick procedure for blood testing. Methods: This investigation was a random controlled… CONTINUE READING

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