Meta-analysis of the effects of nonnutritive sucking on heart rate and peripheral oxygenation

Research from the past 30 years

Shyang-Yun Pamela Shiao, Ying Ju Chang, Helene Lannon, Hossein Yarandi

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A meta-analysis of the effects of nonnutritive sucking (NNS) on heart rate and transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcPaO2) was performed. Four studies of NNS on heart rate without stimulations, three studies on heart rate during painful stimulations, and three studies on TcPaO2 - all conducted over the past 30 years - were found through a computer search. Using the Fisher combined test, NNS significantly decreased heart rate without stimulations (p = .002) and during painful stimulations (p = .0001), and significantly increased TcPaO2 (p = .0001). The total weighted effect size for heart rate without stimulations was small (0.17); however, it was large for heart rate during painful stimulations (1.05) and TcPaO2 (0.69). Larger effects were noticed for preterm infants than for term infants and for longer NNS. More studies of NNS effects with independent treatment and control groups, using the physiological outcome variables of heart rate and oxygenation for different age groups of preterm infants, are needed to examine the fundamental mechanisms of NNS effects. Clinically, a low-risk intervention such as NNS can be more broadly used during any painful procedures to decrease infant distress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-24
Number of pages14
JournalComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Meta-analysis of the effects of nonnutritive sucking on heart rate and peripheral oxygenation : Research from the past 30 years. / Shiao, Shyang-Yun Pamela; Chang, Ying Ju; Lannon, Helene; Yarandi, Hossein.

In: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 11-24.

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Shiao, Shyang-Yun Pamela ; Chang, Ying Ju ; Lannon, Helene ; Yarandi, Hossein. / Meta-analysis of the effects of nonnutritive sucking on heart rate and peripheral oxygenation : Research from the past 30 years. In: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. 1997 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 11-24.
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