The effect of light and noise reduction on the sleep state of preterm infants
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CitationÇalıkuşu İncekar, M., Gözen, D. ve Taştekin, A. (2022). The effect of light and noise reduction on the sleep state of preterm infants. Annals of Clinical and Analytical Medicine, 13(8), 914-918. http://doi.org/10.4328/ACAM.21162
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of reducing light and noise on the sleep of preterm infants. Material and Methods: This randomized controlled trial study was conducted on 80 preterm infants. Infants in the study group were observed under a coated oxygen hood to reduce light and noise, and the infants in the control group were observed under a standard oxygen hood, for two hours. Results: The gestational age of preterm infants in the study group was 32.92 +/- 1.17 and in the control group-33.31 +/- 0.90 weeks. There was a significant difference between the study and control groups in terms of the sleep state and activity count (p< 0.05). Discussion: It was concluded that the preterm infants slept longer and the activity count was lower by reducing the light and noise.