Effect of Neuro-Physiological Facilitation Techniques on Vitals of Preterm Neonates
Objective: To find out the effect of Neurophysiological facilitation techniques on vitals of preterm neonates.
Design : Experimental study design
The study was conducted in the NICU of Himalyan Institute, Jollygrant
Samples of 30 subjects were taken with gestational age < 37 weeks.
The subjects were randomly divided into 2 groups, group A (Control group) and group B (Experimental group). Group A was given chest physiotherapy along with passive limb movements and group B was given NPF technique along with chest physiotherapy. The treatment was given 3 times a day for successive 4 days and HR, SPO2 and RR were recorded before and after each intervention. A follow up reading was noted on the 5th day.
Main outcome measures
Heart Rate, Oxygen Saturation, and Respiratory Rate
The results of the present study showed that there was decrease in HR and RR and increase in SPO2 in both the groups. But there were more significant improvements in the experimental group when compared with the control group.
The study concluded that NPF technique when given with chest physiotherapy proved to be more beneficial in improving the vitals of preterm neonates.