Dr. Denise Maguire receives grant from USF Health
Dr. Maguire and her team plan to develop an intervention to improve feeding success in infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. USF College of Medicine’s Kathleen Armstrong, PhD, professor, and Emily Shaffer-Hudkins, PhD, assistant professor, and USF College of Public Health’s Rita DeBate, PhD, professor, are co-investigators in the study.
Dr. Maguire and her co-investigators will conduct focus groups with professionals from three local hospitals (Tampa General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and All Children’s Hospital) who are expert in feeding infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome to learn skills developed with this population. Then, they will video-tape the experts bottle feeding infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome and use short snippets to create a video for mothers, teaching them how to be more successful at feeding. They plan to recruit pregnant women in treatment for substance abuse at Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office (DACCO) to test the intervention for feasibility.
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