Effectiveness of an intervention for colic.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William N. Dudley, Professor Public Health Education (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Summary: An intervention for infant irritability or colic was evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. A total of 121 full-term irritable infants (2 to 6 weeks old) were randomized to routine care or the home-based intervention program. A third group (n=43) of irritable infants were entered into a post-test-only group. Following the 4-week intervention, the treatment group infants cried 1.7 hours less per day than the infants in the control group (p=0.02). The findings support the emerging view of infant colic as a behavioral pattern that is responsive to environmental modification and structured cue-based care.

Additional Information

Clinical Pediatrics, 45(2), 123-33
Language: English
Date: 2006
Colic, Infant irritability

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