Randomized Controlled Trial of a Prefeeding Oral Motor Therapy and Its Effect on Feeding Improvement in a Thai NICU

Brenda S. Lessen, Victoria Drake, Tipawan Daramas

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To evaluate the effect of the Premature Infant Oral Motor Intervention (PIOMI) on preterm newborns’ feeding efficiency and rates of improvement across Days 1, 3, and 5 of oral feeding in a Thai NICU.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
StatePublished - Feb 2019


  • feeding efficiency
  • oral motor therapy
  • Premature Infant Oral Motor Intervention
  • prefeeding
  • preterm infants


  • Nursing
  • Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

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