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Korean J Child Health Nurs. 2003 Apr;9(2):131-139. Korean. Meta-Analysis.
Kim EJ .
Assistant Professor, Dept. Nursing, College of Kyungin Women, Korea.

PURPOSE: This study was meta-analysis study that it was to analyze the effect of sensory stimulation on preterm infants. METHOD: The sample of this study is 18 researches of selected by criteria. The conclusion of study was that sensory stimulation of preterm infants is effective.RESULT: Most large effect size was Katz(1991)'s study(d=1.96), small effect size was Caine(1991), s(d=0.37). Especially multimodal sensory stimulation(d=1.2) was more effective than unimodal sensory stimulation(0.53). Also behavioral variable of preterm infans was most sensitivity indicator. CONCLUSION: According to the result, the study on sensory stimulation should be research according to the gestational age and birth weight of preterm infants. In addition, the feasible sensory intervention should be develop.

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