|Learning Objective #1: 1. The learner will be able to understand how useful it is to reanalyse and pool previously used data.|
|Learning Objective #2: 2. The learner will be able to notice why parent’s careful education is crucial even in very simple matters.|
Research question: Which background variables might diminish the effectiveness of facilitated tucking by parents?
Material and methods: Data from two previous studies was pooled (20 + 14, n = 34). This new data was further classified to two groups in terms of the effectiveness of the method: Effective, when NIPS ≤3 and not effective, when NIPS >3. Statistical analysis (chi-square, Wilcoxon test and t-test) was used to test if there were differences between groups in the following background variables: gender, gestational age, postnatal age, birth weight, duration of the painful procedure, amount of previous painful procedures, firmness of the parent’s hold and parent’s talking during tucking.
Results: Two variables, the firmness of parent’s hold (p=0.079) and the duration of the painful procedure (p=0.127) almost reached the significance level of p ≤ 0.05. The sample size was too small in order to indicate any significant differences between the groups.
Conclusion: We can hypothesise that parents need very accurate education in how to hold the infant, and potentially focus the use of facilitated tucking by parents towards short duration painful procedures.