Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of nesting on selected physiological parameters among preterm babies admitted in NICU of Pariyaram Medical College Hospital, Kannur. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with pre-test post-test design carried out among the 60 preterm babies consecutively selected as per inclusion criteria and the data was collected by using proforma for assessing socio-demographic data and physiological parameters monitoring chart. Results: The findings revealed that there is a significant difference in axillary temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, SPO2, capillary refill time and activity including behavioral status, global posture, global tone, sucking reflex and stress sign of preterm babies in the experimental and control group after five days of nesting (p

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