Effect of Educational Intervention on Neonatal Nurses Practices Regarding Oral Motor Stimulation on Early Transition from Tube to Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants

Neonatal Nurses Practices Regarding Oromotor Stimulation


  • Samina Naz Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Afzal Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Madiha Mukhtar Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan




Neonatal Nurses, Educational Intervention, Oromotor Stimulation, Oral Feeding, Preterm Infants


Nurses working in neonatal nursery units play a crucial role in assessing the preterm infants feeding readiness cues for initiation of oral feeding and implementing the evidence-based intervention to support the development of feeding skills. Objectives: To assess the effect of educational intervention on neonatal nurses’ practices regarding oral Motor stimulation on early transition from to oral oral feeding in preterm infants. Methods: A quasi-experimental single group study conducted in Children Hospital Lahore from May to July 2023. Pre and post intervention data was collected through the observational checklist from 36 nurses working in Neonatology. Nurses were educated through PowerPoint presentation and direct demonstration on infants. Results: Descriptive statistics showed that Majority of nurses were having diploma in nursing, 4-10 years’ experience and belonged to 31-45 years age category. In inferential statistics Paired sample t-test revealed that the majority of nurses (100%, n=36) had incompetent practices before training which were improved (91.6%, n=33) after educational intervention with significant p-value<0.05. Conclusions: The nurses who received training revealed competent practices so we conclude that educational intervention was effective to improve the nurses’ practices.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v5i01.1232
Published: 2024-01-31

How to Cite

Naz, S., Afzal, M., & Mukhtar, M. (2024). Effect of Educational Intervention on Neonatal Nurses Practices Regarding Oral Motor Stimulation on Early Transition from Tube to Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants: Neonatal Nurses Practices Regarding Oromotor Stimulation . Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 5(01), 43–48. https://doi.org/10.54393/pjhs.v5i01.1232



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