Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
This study evaluates the physiologic effects of sensory stimulation in the neonatal population. These effects were compared to physiologic outcomes of decreased sensory stimulation in the same population. A convenience sample of the neonatal population admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was tested by a pretest post test evaluation of the same neonate's effects of sensory stimulation and of decreased sensory stimulation. Major findings of this investigation included evidence of a significant relationship between sensory stimulation and changes in physiological parameters. These results will be an asset to the nursing community caring for intensive care patients. This will also aid in neonatal unit design and demographics.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Light -- Physiological effect
Noise -- Physiological effect
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Barber, Kimberly K., "Physiological Response of the Preterm Neonate to Sensory Stimulation from Lighting and Sound" (2000). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 726.