Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021
28. ASTUDY TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP OF SEVERAL FACTORS WITH INFANTILE COLIC
Dr Hina Khan,Dr Alina Khalid, Dr Ayesha Siddiqa
Aim: to evaluate the relationship of various factors with infantile colic.
Methods: This case control study was conducted at the Pediatric Unit-II of Nishtar Hospital, Multan for one-year duration from June 2019 to June 2020, infants coming to the outpatient clinic for colic were included. Structured Proforma data for various factors related to infantile colic were collected for each infant. Colic cases were identified using the Wessel criteria, calculations were performed using SPSS version 19, the P value, the odds ratio and the 95% confidence interval were calculated, and the significance of various factors was assessed.
Results: Of the 735 infants admitted to the outpatient clinic due to colic, only 125 infants meeting Wessel’s criteria were enrolled in the study. Likewise, 125 subjects were also selected from an age-matched control group. Factors significantly associated with infantile colic have been found to include stress during pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding, inappropriate feeding / belching techniques, GER, umbilical / inguinal hernia, and sleep disturbances. However, no statistically significant significance was found for the following factors, pregnancy disease, nutritional status, mode of delivery, educational status, maternal heart rate consumption, family socioeconomic status, parental age, birth weight, and stool frequency.
Conclusion: Reducing maternal stress during pregnancy, educating the mother in infant management for the first time, may be helpful in reducing the incidence of infant colic.
Keywords :colic, infants, accompanying factors
Cite This Article:
Please cite this article in press Hina Khan et al, Study To Determine The Relationship Of Several Factors With Infantile Colic, Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(01).
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