Back to the liquid environment: effects of aquatic physiotherapy intervention performed on preterm infants

Abstract At birth, preterm newborns (PTNB) often require Neonatal-ICU hospitalization, which, despite being a care setting, also causes stress such as pain, sleep disturbances and wakefulness, and alterations of physiological parameters. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of aquatic physiotherapy on pain, sleep disturbances and wakefulness, and physiological variables of PTNB in Neonatal-ICU. Pain, sleep disturbances and wakefulness, and alterations of physiological parameters were evaluated at three moments: 5 minutes before intervention, immediately after and 10 minutes after intervention. At intervention, participants were wrapped in soft fabric and immersed at shoulder level in warm water (36 ° C to 37.5 ° C). Sideways, forward, backward and rotational movements were performed. Twenty-two newborns participated in the study. The results obtained in relation to pain, sleep state and wakefulness showed significant improvements in reevaluations after intervention. Physiological variables a lso underwent significant changes and remained within normality parameters. The results indicate that aquatic physiotherapy is effective in reducing pain, improving sleep and wakefulness and physiological variables of PTNB in Neonatal-ICU.Resumo Ao nascer, o rec ém-nascido pré-termo (RNPT) frequentemente necessita internamento em UTI-Neonatal que, apesar de ser um ambiente de cuidados, também causa estresses ao RNPT como a dor, alteraç&otild...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research

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