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Palomaa, Anna-Kaija1,2,3; Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria2,4; Huhtala, Saija1,2,3; Pölkki, Tarja1,2,3. Effectiveness of technology-based interventions compared with other non-pharmacological interventions for relieving procedural pain in hospitalized neonates: a systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis 19(10):p 2770-2776, October 2021. | DOI: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00010

Effectiveness of technology-based interventions compared with other non-pharmacological interventions for relieving procedural pain in hospitalized neonates : a systematic review protocol

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Author: Palomaa, Anna-Kaija1,2,3; Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria2,4; Huhtala, Saija1,2,3;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Helsinki, Finland
3Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
4Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202301051557
Language: English
Published: Wolters Kluwer, 2021
Publish Date: 2023-01-05
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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of technology-based interventions in relieving procedural pain in hospitalized neonates compared with other non-pharmacological interventions.

Introduction: Neonates requiring hospital care often experience acute pain during medical procedures. The current best practice for relieving pain in neonates is the use of non-pharmacological interventions, such as oral solutions or intervention-based human touch. Technological solutions (such as games, eHealth applications, and mechanical vibrators) have become more commonplace in pediatric pain management over recent years. However, there is a knowledge gap about how effective technology-based interventions are at relieving pain in neonates.

Inclusion criteria: This review will consider experimental trials that include technology-based non-pharmacological interventions for relieving procedural pain in hospitalized neonates. Primary outcomes of interest include pain response to a procedure measured by a validated pain assessment scale for neonates, behavioral indicators, and/or changes in physiological indicators.

Methods: MEDLINE (Ovid), CINAHL (EBSCO), Scopus (Elsevier), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the MEDIC databases will be searched for studies published in English, Finnish, and Swedish. Critical appraisal and data extraction will be conducted by two independent researchers following JBI methodology. Quantitative data will be pooled in statistical meta-analyses. If statistical analysis is not possible, the findings will be reported narratively.

Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42021254218

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Series: JBI evidence synthesis
ISSN: 2689-8381
ISSN-E: 2689-8381
ISSN-L: 2689-8381
Volume: 19
Issue: 10
Pages: 2770 - 2776
DOI: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00010
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.11124/JBIES-21-00010
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
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Copyright information: © 2021 JBI. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in JBI Evidence Synthesis. The published version of record Palomaa, Anna-Kaija; Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria; Huhtala, Saija; Pölkki, Tarja. Effectiveness of technology-based interventions compared with other non-pharmacological interventions for relieving procedural pain in hospitalized neonates: a systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis 19(10):p 2770-2776, October 2021. | DOI: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00010 ] is available online at: https://journals.lww.com/jbisrir/Fulltext/2021/10000/Effectiveness_of_technology_based_interventions.8.aspx and DOI 10.11124/JBIES-21-00010.