Effect of hydration with oral water on nonstress test in a hospital, Turkey: a randomized controlled trial

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Şener Y., Aksoy H., Başer M.

Journal of Health Research, vol.36, no.4, pp.607-614, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/jhr-12-2020-0647
  • Journal Name: Journal of Health Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-614
  • Keywords: Nonstress test, Fetus, Pregnancy, Turkey
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, Yeter Şener, Hüseyin Aksoy and Mürüvvet Başer.Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of hydration with oral water on non-stress test (NST). Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted as single-blinded and randomized controlled. Healthy and outpatient 32- to 40-week pregnant women who were aged 19 and older were included in the study. Intervention group pregnant women (n = 66) drank 500 ccs of water before the NST, and no attempt was made to the control group (n = 66). The NST parameters of the groups with fetal heart rate (FHR), variability, acceleration, deceleration, reactivity and nonreactivity were evaluated. Findings: Both groups were found to be similar in terms of their descriptive characteristics and variables related to pregnancy (p > 0.05). The median FHR was 130.0 in the intervention group, 140.0 in the control group (p < 0.001), and the median number of the acceleration was 6.0 in the intervention group and 4.0 in the control group (p < 0.001). In terms of the median number of decelerations, the groups were similar (p > 0.05). Originality/value: It was found that hydration with oral water had an effect on NST parameters of FHR and the number of accelerations. However, it was observed that the FHR was within the normal range in both groups. It was thought that it tended to increase the number of accelerations.