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dc.contributor.authorBurch, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T18:25:11Z
dc.date.available2019-04-08T18:25:11Z
dc.date.issued1987-12
dc.identifier.urien
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/622262
dc.description.abstractThe purpese of this study was to develop and test an observational a~sessment Seal~ that could be used to measure the behavioral development of premature, ventilator dependent infants. The major goal of this study was to establish interrater reliability and content and criterion-related validity for this.scale. Two research questions guided the development of this instrument: 1) Can certain behaviors reflecting developmental stability of a premature. infant be observed and measured? and 2) Are certain clusters of behaviors indicative of the degree of physiological instability of premature infants? The sample consisted of 20 premature infants: Group I (n=lO) infants of 26-29 weeks of gestation and ventilator dependent, and Group II (n=lO) infants of 32-34 weeks of gestation and not ventilator dependent. These infants were observed prior to a nursing intervention and after a nursing int~rvention. Interrater reliability, content validity and criterion-related validity were obtained. The results indicated that the behaviors characteristic of premature infants of 26-29 weeks of gestation and ventilator dependent can be identified, observed and reliably measured.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en_US
dc.subjectPremature Infantsen_US
dc.subjectBehavioral Devlopmenten_US
dc.subjectObservational Researchen_US
dc.titleTHE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF AN OBSERVATION RATING SCALE TO MEASURE BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT OF PREMATURE, VENTILATOR DEPENDENT INFANTSen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursingen_US
dc.description.advisorN/Aen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science in Nursingen_US
dc.description.committeeBroome, Marion Kemp, Virginia Boettcher, Janet McCranie, Edward Chadwick, Jeanen_US
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