Honors in Psychology
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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.
East Tennessee State University
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Miller, Parker, "Polysubstance Exposure and its Relationship to Pharmacological Treatment Characteristics" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 589. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/589
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