Anita Witt Mitchell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Laurie Braswell, MOT, OTR/L, CNT, CEIM
The final portfolio contains four research articles from both national and international journals. Study designs include a randomized clinical trial, a randomized control trial, a systematic review and meta-analysis, and an integrative review. All studies relate directly to components of the evidence-based practice question and will be used to recommend sensory intervention for neurological development of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). One of the articles describes statistically significant effects. One of the articles describes both statistically significant and non-statistically significant effects of sensory intervention on neurological development of premature infants in the NICU. The other two articles describe non-statistically significant effects but included positive trends.
Bullard, Paulina MOT/S; Gadberry, Emma MOT/S; Sherif, Siham MOT/S; Strawn, Virginia MOT/S; Travis, Courtney MOT/S; and Weller, Delaney MOT/S , "Effects of Sensory Intervention on Neurological Development in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Critically Appraised Topic" (2022). Master of Occupational Therapy Student Critically Appraised Topics. Paper 20. http://dx.doi.org/10.21007/chp.mot2.2022.0018.