Evaluation of the effect of the oral motor interventions on reducing hospital stay in preterm infants

N. Mahmoodi, Kh. Zareii, P. Mohagheghi,, M. Eimani, M. Rezaei-Pour, Brenda S. Lessen

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Zahedan, Iran    n=40   m=33 wks    1x day  7 days  Used Feeding Readiness Tool after PIOMI done
R= Earlier first feeding (2 days), higher % total volume, decreased LOS (3 days) * fdg readiness score widened across days of feeding! When they start with PIOMI, they “practice” correct skills and get exponentially better over time.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalAlborz University Medical Journal
StatePublished - Mar 3 2014


  • Preterm infant
  • Oral motor stimulation
  • Hospitalization period


  • Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

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