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The Effect of a Musical Intervention on Stress Response to Venepuncture (NCT03028844)

Randomised Crossover Trial in Preterm Infants less than 32 weeks to assess Music therapy and sucrose versus sucrose on stress
  • Other: Music therapy
    The musical intervention will be played for ten minutes prior to venepuncture
    Ages eligible for Study
    23 Weeks to 32 Weeks
    Genders eligible for Study
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Infants born at less than 32 weeks gestational age (from 23+0 weeks' up to and including 31+6 weeks' gestational age)
    • Infants must now be >32 weeks corrected gestational age
    • Infants who are medically stable and due to have routine venepuncture as part of their management plan
    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Inability to obtain informed consent from parent
    • Infants with known hearing impairment
    • Infants receiving sedative medications
    • Any evidence of dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
    • Infants with congenital abnormalities
    • Infants with known EEG abnormalities
    The purpose of this study is to assess whether the use of music therapy as a non-pharmacological intervention around the time of venepuncture significantly decreases the stress response of a stable preterm neonate, as measured by salivary cortisol levels .

    The secondary aim of this study is to analyse the effect of music therapy on the EEG, and vital signs of the stable preterm neonate.

    1 locations

    Ireland (1)
    • Cork University Maternity Hospital
      Not specified
      Cork, Ireland
    31 March, 2016
    17 January, 2017
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