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VILLAMIZAR CARVAJAL, Beatriz  and  DURAN DE VILLALOBOS, María Mercedes. Roy Adaptation Model in a Controlled Clinical Test. av.enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.2, pp.97-107. ISSN 0121-4500.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to establish a concept nursing model as a guide in a controlled clinical test. Methodology: It starts with the presentation of the contents of the conceptual model guidelines for research. Then, a research process is developed. Finally, a conceptual-theoretical-empirical structure about the specific research topic is created. Results: The process was developed through Roy's adaptation model in a controlled clinical test that used auditory, tactile, vestibular and visual multi-sensorial stimulation in the premature newborn in order to improve efficiency in feeding. Indicators were adaptation, heart rate and oxygen saturation during feeding; amount of food and time for taking it; number of suctions during feeding; daily weight gain and number of days in transition from probe feeding to oral feeding. Discussion: The controlled clinical test based on the controlled Roy adaptation model proved to be useful for scientific grounds of premature newborn health promotion through nursing intervention, multisensory stimulation with specific instructions that serve as a guideline for practice in neonatal units making it an essential step in scientific progress, which constitutes the grounds of the nursing discipline. Conclusion: The use of the conceptual model as a guideline in the research simplifies the understanding of the phenomenon to study.

Keywords : Controlled clinical trial; neonatal nursing; eating behavior; premature newborn.

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