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Instruments for assessing readiness to commence suck feeds in preterm infants: effects on time to establish full oral feeding and duration of hospitalisation

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2016
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Title
Instruments for assessing readiness to commence suck feeds in preterm infants: effects on time to establish full oral feeding and duration of hospitalisation
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005586.pub3
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Authors

Linda Crowe, Anne Chang, Karen Wallace

Abstract

One of the most challenging milestones for preterm infants is the acquisition of safe and efficient feeding skills. The majority of healthy full term infants are born with skills to coordinate their suck, swallow and respiration. However, this is not the case for preterm infants who develop these skills gradually as they transition from tube feeding to suck feeds. For preterm infants the ability to engage in oral feeding behaviour is dependent on many factors. The complexity of factors influencing feeding readiness has led some researchers to investigate the use of an individualised assessment of an infant's abilities. A limited number of instruments that aim to indicate an individual infant's readiness to commence either breast or bottle feeding have been developed. To determine the effects of using a feeding readiness instrument when compared to no instrument or another instrument on the outcomes of time to establish full oral feeding and duration of hospitalisations. We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review group to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL 2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE via PubMed (1966 to 22 February 2016), EMBASE (1980 to 22 February 2016), and CINAHL (1982 to 22 February 2016). We also searched clinical trials' databases, conference proceedings, and the reference lists of retrieved articles for randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised trials. Randomised and quasi-randomised trials comparing a formal instrument to assess a preterm infant's readiness to commence suck feeds with either no instrument (usual practice) or another feeding readiness instrument. The standard methods of Cochrane Neonatal were used. Two authors independently screened potential studies for inclusion. No studies were found that met our inclusion criteria. No studies met the inclusion criteria. There is currently no evidence to inform clinical practice, with no studies meeting the inclusion criteria for this review. Research is needed in this area to establish an evidence base for the clinical utility of implementing the use of an instrument to assess feeding readiness in the preterm infant population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 202 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 14%
Student > Bachelor 25 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 9%
Researcher 17 8%
Other 62 30%
Unknown 36 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 29%
Social Sciences 12 6%
Psychology 7 3%
Neuroscience 2 <1%
Other 11 5%
Unknown 48 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2020.
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#1,906,637
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#4,502
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#38,598
of 270,677 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#80
of 173 outputs
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