Effects of prone and supine positions on sleep state and stress responses in preterm infants.

@article{Jarus2011EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prone and supine positions on sleep state and stress responses in preterm infants.},
  author={Tal Jarus and Orit Bart and Gabriel A. Rabinovich and Avi Sadeh and Laurence Bloch and Tzipora Dolfin and Ita Litmanovitz},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={257-63}
}
AIM The purpose of the study is to assess the influence of prone or supine position on sleep states and on withdrawal and approach reactions of preterm infants. METHODS Thirty-two preterm infants from Meir Medical Center, Israel, mean post menstrual age 30.37±2.57, mean birth weight 1250g±313.86, participated in the study. Infants were studied during 48h. Positions (prone and supine) were alternated every 3-4h after feedings. Sleep states were assessed by Actigraph measurement and by two… CONTINUE READING