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Skin-to-skin care for procedural pain in neonates

  1. Celeste Johnston1,*,
  2. Marsha Campbell-Yeo2,
  3. Ananda Fernandes3,
  4. Darlene Inglis2,
  5. David Streiner4,
  6. Rebekah Zee2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 23 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 16 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008435.pub2


How to Cite

Johnston C, Campbell-Yeo M, Fernandes A, Inglis D, Streiner D, Zee R. Skin-to-skin care for procedural pain in neonates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008435. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008435.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    McGill University, Ingram School of Nursing, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    IWK Health Centre, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  3. 3

    Coimbra College of Nursing, Department of Child Health, Coimbra, Portugal

  4. 4

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Room 3G31, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, North York, Ontario, Canada

*Celeste Johnston, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Quebec, H3A 2T5, Canada. celeste.johnston@mcgill.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 23 JAN 2014

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
Akcan 2009 {published data only}
  • Akcan E, Yiğit R, Atici A. The effect of kangaroo care on pain in premature infants during invasive procedures. Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2009;51(1):14-8.
Castral 2008 {published and unpublished data}
Chermont 2009 {published and unpublished data}
  • Chermont AG, Falcão LF, de Souza Silva EH, de Cássia Xavier Balda R, Guinsburg R. Skin-to-skin contact and/or oral 25% dextrose for procedural pain relief for term newborn infants. Pediatrics 2009;124(6):e1101-7.
Cong 2009 {published and unpublished data}
  • Cong X, Ludington-Hoe SM, McCain G, Fu P. Kangaroo care modifies preterm infant heart rate variability in response to heel stick pain: Pilot study. Early Human Development 2009;85(9):561-7.
Cong 2011 {published and unpublished data}
  • Cong X, Ludington-Hoe SM, Walsh S. Randomized crossover trial of kangaroo care to reduce biobehavioural pain responses in preterm infants: a pilot study. Biological Research for Nursing 2011;13(2):204-16.
Cong 2012 {published data only}
  • Cong X, Cusson RM, Walsh S, Hussain N, Ludington-Hoe SM, Zhang D. Effects of skin-to-skin contact on autonomic pain responses in preterm infants. The Journal of Pain 2012;13(7):636-45.
Freire 2008 {published and unpublished data}
Gray 2000 {published data only}
Johnston 2003 {published and unpublished data}
  • Johnston CC, Stevens B, Pinelli J, Gibbins S, Filion F, Jack A, et al. Kangaroo care is effective in diminishing pain response in preterm neonates. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2003;157(11):1084-8.
Johnston 2008 {published and unpublished data}
  • Johnston CC, Filion F, Campbell-Yeo M, Goulet C, Bell L, McNaughton K, et al. Kangaroo mother care diminishes pain from heel lance in very preterm neonates: a crossover trial. BMC Pediatrics 2008;8:13.
Johnston 2009 {published and unpublished data}
  • Johnston CC, Filion F, Campbell-Yeo M, Goulet C, Bell L, McNaughton K, et al. Enhanced kangaroo mother care for heel lance in preterm neonates: a crossover trial. Journal of Perinatology 2009;29(1):51-6.
Johnston 2011 {published and unpublished data}
  • Johnston CC, Campbell-Yeo M, Filion F. Paternal vs maternal kangaroo care for procedural pain in preterm neonates: A randomized crossover trial. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2011;165(9):792-6.
Johnston 2012 {published and unpublished data}
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Okan 2010 {published data only (unpublished sought but not used)}
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Abdel-Razek 2009 {published data only}
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Ferber 2008 {published data only}
Gabriel 2010 {published data only}
Gazzolo 2000 {published data only}
Johnson 2007b {published data only}
  • Johnston CC, Filion F, Nuyt AM. Recorded maternal voice for preterm neonates undergoing heel lance. Advances in Neonatal Care 2007;7(5):258-66.
Kashaninia 2008 {published data only}
Miles 2006 {published data only}
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Mahindre 2009 {published data only}
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