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NCT number NCT03421158
Study type Interventional
Source Stanford University
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Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date November 7, 2014
Completion date August 31, 2017

Clinical Trial Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the analgesic effects of four non-pharmacological interventions: skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, oral sucrose and nonnutritive sucking in newborns receiving a heel lance procedure.


Clinical Trial Description

This is an randomized control clinical study. study population is healthy term newborns.Patients were identified by chart review and consent was received by nurse researcher. Newborns were randomized into either the control group who received no pain intervention or the intervention group who received one of four non-pharmacological pain interventions: skin to skin contact, breastfeeding, oral sucrose, and nonnutritive sucking.

A heel lance for newborn screen blood sampling was selected as a study procedure and performed by a hospital technician following standard protocol. Pain scoring was assessed by two research nurses after the hell lance and through the procedure. Neonatal Pain, Agitation and Sedation Scale (NPASS) was selected as a pain assessment tool for this study.

The average pain score from two research nurses were used for statistical analysis.


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