Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

Register      Login

VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Effectiveness of Nesting Technique on Posture and Physiological Parameters

Ponnambalam Sumathy

Citation Information : Sumathy P. Effectiveness of Nesting Technique on Posture and Physiological Parameters. 2020; 13 (2):25-28.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12149

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: According to World Health Organization (WHO), every year about 15 million babies are born prematurely around the world and that is more than 1 in 10 of all babies born worldwide. The NICU environment may interfere with the maturation and organization of preterm infant\'s central nervous system. Nesting enables the new born to maintain a flexed posture and facilitates physiological parameters. The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Nesting Technique on Posture and Physiological Parameters among preterm and low birth weight babies. Materials and methods: The study was quasi experimental one group pre- and posttest design. A total of 40 preterm and low birth weight babies were selected by purposive sampling technique. The tool comprised demographic data, observation checklist for posture, and a structured observation checklist for physiological parameters. The babies were placed in the nest for 6 hours daily for 5 days. Data analysis was done using mean, percentage, standard deviation, and ANOVA. Results: Most of the mothers [22 (55%)] were in the age group between 25 years and 30 years. With regard to the age of the baby, 11 (27.5%) were 4 days old. With regard to the weight, 37 (92.5%) of the babies had their weight between 1.5 kg and 2.0 kg. The mean score of posture and physiological parameters that is temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation revealed that the low birth weight and preterm babies experienced stable posture and physiological parameters during the period of nesting, which was highly statistically significant at the p < 0.001 level. Conclusion: The study concluded that nesting technique among preterm and low birth weight babies helps stabilize the vital parameters and posture maintenance.


PDF Share
  1. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/preterm-birth.
  2. https://www.who.int/pmnch/knowledge/publications/preterm_birth_report/en/.
  3. https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/low-birth-weight-preterm-delivery-cause-most-newborn-deaths-in-india.
  4. Morton SU, Brodsky D. Fetal physiology and the transition to extrauterine life. Clin Perinatol 2016;43(3):395–407. DOI: 10.1016/j.clp.2016.04.001.
  5. Gill SK, Kumar Y, Sharin J. A study to assess and evaluate the effect of nesting on physiological parameters and comfort behavior of preterm infants admitted in NICU of selected hospitals in Punjab and Haryana. 2015;5(2).
  6. Symington A, Pinelli J. Review: certain types of developmental care result in some benefits for preterm infants. Developmental care for promoting development and preventing morbidity in preterm infants. Cochrane Database Syst Rev EBN 2001;4:74–75.
  7. Comaru T, Miura E. Postural support improves distress and pain during diaper change in preterm infants. J Perinatol 2009;29(7):504–507. DOI: 10.1038/jp.2009.13.
  8. Vijayalakshmi N. Nesting on bio-physiological parameters and sucking response among the low birth weight babies. Int J Pediat Nurs 2018;4(2).
  9. Saied N. Nesting technique as a developmental care on physiological functioning and neurobehavioral organization of premature infants. Life Sci J 2016;13(15):79–92.
  10. Poulose R, Babu M, Rastogi S. Effect of nesting on posture discomfort and physiological parameters of low birth weight infants. IOSR J Nurs Health Sci 2015;4(1):46–50.
  11. El-Nagger NS, Bayoumi OR. Effect of applying nesting technique as a developmental care on physiological functioning and neurobehavioral organization of premature infants. Environment 2016;8:16.
  12. Ferrari F, Bertoncelli N, Gallo C, Roversi MF, Guerra MP, Ranzi A, et al. Posture and movement in healthy preterm infants in supine position in and outside the nest. Archi Dise Childhood-Fetal and Neonat Edi 2007;92(5):F386–F390. DOI: 10.1136/adc.2006.101154.
  13. Ingale S, Radha V, Bhosale V. Assess the effectiveness of nesting on posture and movement in healthy preterm in Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni (Bk). Pravara Med Rev 2018;10(3):15–18.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.