Grant of Sucrose and Non-Nutritive Sucking to Pain Response and the Long Cries of Neonates to Invasive Procedures

Kristiawati Kristiawati, Krisna Yetti, Hening Pujasari

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Intoduction: Hospitalized neonates may experience pain caused by invasive procedures. Sucrose and non-nutritive sucking are non-pharmacological analgesics. The aimed of this study was to examine the effectiveness of sucrose and non-nutritive sucking administration on pain and crying duration of neonates during invasive procedures.

Method: The study used quasi-experimental design with post-test only control group design approach. This study used nonprobability sampling technic with consecutive sampling. The sample consisted of 45 neonates, divided into three groups, each group of 15 neonates.

Result: The results showed that the pain response and the crying duration were insignificantly different between the sucrose group and the NNS, respectively p = 0.635 and p = 0.848.

Discussion: Age was identified as a confounding variable that effected pain responses. Provision of sucrose and NNS proven to reduce pain as non-pharmacological pain management for neonates during invasive procedures.


crying duration; neonates; non-nutritive sucking; pain response; sucrose

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