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Therapeutic touch: influence on vital signs of newborns

Nadia Christina Oliveira Ramada, Fabiane de Amorim Almeida, Mariana Lucas da Rocha Cunha

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400003

Objective:To compare vital signs before and after the therapeutic touch observed in hospitalized newborns in neonatal intensive care unit.METHODS:This was a quasi-experimental study performed at a neonatal intensive care unit of a municipal hospital, in the city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. The sample included 40 newborns submitted to the therapeutic touch after a painful procedure. We evaluated the vital signs, such as heart and respiratory rates, temperature and pain intensity, before and after the therapeutic touch.RESULTS:The majority of newborns […]