A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Developmental Supportive Care Bundle on Neonatal Outcomes of Low Birth Weight Babies at Selected Hospital of Ambala, Haryana
Keywords:Effectiveness, Developmental Supportive Care Bundle, Neonatal Outcomes, Low Birth Weight.
Background: Neonatal period, the first 28 days of life is most vulnerable and crucial time for babies, whose
birth weight is less than 2.5 kg. Developmental supportive care is an integrated approach for these babies.
The main objectives of the study were to assess and compare neonatal outcomes (physiological, comfort
behavior) of LBW Babies before and after implementation of Developmental Supportive Care Bundle in
experimental and comparison group and to determine the association of neonatal outcomes of LBW Babies
with their selected demographic variables in experimental and comparison group.
Methodology: Quasi-Experimental research design (Non- Equivalent Control Group Pretest Posttest
Design) was used. Data was collected from 30 Low Birth Weight Babies (15 in each group) by convenience
sampling technique in NICU of MMIMS&R of Ambala, Haryana.
Pre assessment – temperature and pain assessment done before intervention in both group. After that
intervention given in only experimental group and post test done on 2 to 5 days. On day 4, the mean post
implementation score (36.60) of temperature was found significantly (p=.01*) higher in experimental group.
On day 2 to 5, the mean post implementation score (6.80, 6.40, 6.47 and 6.47) of comfort behavior was
found to be significantly (p=.006*, .001*, .005* and .002* respectively) higher in experimental group.
Conclusions: The findings of the study concluded that Developmental Supportive Care Bundle (DSCB) was
effective in improving neonatal outcomes (temperature and comfort behavior) of Low Birth Weight babies.
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