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The Effects of Creating an Artificial Night on the Pattern of Weight Gain Among Preterm Neonates

Tayebeh Reyhani 1 , * and Vajihe Sanadgol 2
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1 Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
2 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
Article information
  • Modern Care Journal: January 2016, 13 (1); e8843
  • Published Online: January 30, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 25, 2014
  • Revised: May 26, 2015
  • Accepted: June 2, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/modernc.8843

To Cite: Reyhani T, Sanadgol V. The Effects of Creating an Artificial Night on the Pattern of Weight Gain Among Preterm Neonates, Mod Care J. 2016 ; 13(1):e8843. doi: 10.17795/modernc.8843.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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