Xiaomei Cong

University of Connecticut School of Nursing, USA

Assistant Professor



2006 Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Nursing

1996 M.S., Chiang Mai University, Nursing

1990 B.S., Peking University, Nursing

Publications (selected)

  1. Cong, X., Ludington-Hoe, S.M., Zhang, D., & Zaffetti, S. (in press). Ergonomic procedure for heel sticks and shots in the Kangaroo Care (Skin-to-Skin Contact) Position. Neonatal Network.
  2. Cong, X., Cusson, R., Walsh, S. Hussain, N., Ludington, S & Zhang, D. (2012). Effects of Skin-to-Skin Contact on autonomic pain responses in preterm infants. Journal of Pain. Jul; 13(7): 636-45.
  3. Judge MP, Cong X, Harel O, Courville AB, Lammi-Keefe CJ. (2012) Maternal consumption of a DHA-containing functional food benefits infant sleep patterning: An early neurodevelopmental measure. Early Hum Dev. Jul; 88(7): 531-7.
  4. Cong, X., Cusson, R.M., Hussain, N., Zhang, D., & Kelly, S.P. (2012). Kangaroo care and behavioral and physiologic pain responses in very low birth weight twins: A case study. Pain Management in Nursing. 2012 Sep; 13(3): 127-38. Epub 2011 May 31.
  5. Good, M., Albert, J.M., Arafah , B., Anderson, G.C., Wotman, S., Cong, X., Lane, D., & Ahn, S. (2012). Postoperative Effects of Relaxation/Music and Patient Teaching on Salivary Cortisol. Biological Research for Nursing. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Cong, X, Ludington, S., & Walsh, S. (2011). Randomized cross-over trial of Kangaroo Care to reduce bio-behavioral pain responses in preterm infants: A pilot study. Biological Research for Nursing. Apr; 13(2): 204-16.
  7. Good, M., Albert, M. A., Anderson, G. C., Wotman, S., Cong, X., Lann, D., Ann, S. (2010). Supplementing Relaxation and Music for Pain after Surgery. Nursing Research, 59(4): 259-69.
  8. Cong, X, Ludington, S., McCain, G., & Fu, F. (2009). Kangaroo Care Modifies Preterm Infant Heart Rate Variability in Response to Heel Stick Pain: Pilot Results. Early Human Development, 85, 561-567.
  9. Kostandy, R., Ludington-Hoe, S.M., Cong, X., Bronson, C., Stankus, A., Jarrell, J.R., & Abouelffetoh, A. (2008). Kangaroo Care (skin contact) reduces crying response to pain in preterm neonates: pilot results. Nursing Management of Pain 9(2): 55-65.
  10. Ludington, S. M., Lewis, T., Morgan K., Cong, X., Anderson, L., & Reese, S. (2006). Breast and infant temperatures with twins during shared Kangaroo Care. JOGNN, 35 (2), 1-9.
  11. Good, M., Anderson, G. C., Ahn, S., Cong, X., & Stanton-Hicks, M. (2005). Relaxation and music reduce pain following intestinal surgery. Research in Nursing and Health, 28, 240-251.
  12. Good, M., Wotman, S., Anderson, G. C., Ahn, S., & Cong, X. (2004). Obtaining parotid saliva specimens after major surgery. Biological Research for Nursing, 6(2), 110-116.
  13. Good, M., Seo, Y., Cong, X., & Huang, S-T. (2004). Development and psychometric properties of the opioid side effects scale for postoperative patients [Abstract]. The Journal of Pain, 5(3), 77.
  14. Ludington, S. M. & Cong, X. (2002). Infant crying: Nature, physiologic consequences and select interventions. Neonatal Network, 21(2), 29-36.
  15. Ludington, S. M. & Cong, X. (2001). Infant crying: Why is it so bad? Central Line, 17(4), 11-13.
  16. Cong, X. (1996).Impact of the childhood chronic illness on the family: Maternal perspective. Unpublished Master’s Degree Thesis, in the libraries of Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China & Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  17. Cong, X., & Yao, J. P. (1996). Nursing master’s education and the missions of master’s graduates in China. Chinese Journal of Nursing, 5, 290-292.

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