Honors Program

Honors in Psychology

Date of Award

5-2020

Thesis Professor(s)

Alyson Chroust

Thesis Professor Department

Psychology

Thesis Reader(s)

Gerald Deehan

Abstract

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) remains an ever-growing public health issue and a continued avenue for future research. The research question for this retrospective study was whether polysubstance exposure is related to the dose of medication the infant received or to the number of opioid-medications required to treat the infants’ withdrawal symptoms? The hypothesis for the retrospective study was there will be a significant relationship between polysubstance exposure and the dose of medication the infant received as well as the number of opioid-medications required to treat the infants’ withdrawal symptoms. A bivariate correlational indicated that there was not a significant association between the number of substances exposed to prenatally and the total number of drugs infants were treated with (n = 294, r = 0.093, p = .113). Additionally, within the largest group of pharmacologically treated infants (i.e., morphine), the highest dosage of morphine was not related to the number of drugs infants were exposed to prenatally, n = 195, r = -0.098, p = .172.

Publisher

East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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