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Effects of Clustered Care on Comfort Levels and Physiological Parameters of Premature Infants
  • FATMA TOKAN ÖZKILIÇASLAN,
  • EMİNE GEÇKİL
FATMA TOKAN ÖZKILIÇASLAN
KTO Karatay Universitesi

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EMİNE GEÇKİL
Necmettin Erbakan Universitesi
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Abstract

This study evaluates the effect of clustered care based on individualized developmental care on comfort level and physiological parameters of premature infants in the intensive care unit. In the study, data of 128 premature infants born between 28 and 37 weeks of gestation were collected. Individualized clustered care was applied to the infants and the results were analyzed. According to these results, there was a significant increase in the comfort levels of the infants with the implementation of clustered care. In addition, it was found that there was no difference in the heart rate and respiratory rate of the infants immediately after the clustered care, but one hour after the clustered care, both respiratory rate and heart rate decreased significantly. These results suggest that clustered care based on individualized developmental care can increase the comfort level and improve the physiological parameters of infants.