ERIC Number: ED112544
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A Program of Stimulation for Infants Born Prematurely.
Examined was the effect of low frequency auditory and kinesthetic stimulation on the sleep behavior of seven premature normal infants. Stimulation consisted of positioning in a rockerbed and exposure to a recorded heartbeat for 15 minutes an hour. Measured were Ss's sleep wakefulness, weight change, and gestational development. Analysis of the data indicated that the duration of Ss's quiet sleep was significantly increased while a control group's declined. Although not significant, positive differences were also found in measures of weight gain and maturation. Results of followup evaluations favored the six experimental Ss over the five control Ss on such measures as the Home Inventory for infants and the Bayley Infant Scales. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
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