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Kangaroo care: research results, and practice implications and guidelines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8114658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Results of two studies of the effects of 2 to 3 hours of kangaroo care (KC), one a randomized trial of 25 premature infants in open-air cribs and the other a pilot of 6 premature infants who were at least 24 hours postextubation, who were cared for in incubators are reviewed. Both studies incorporated a pretest/posttest control group design. Heart rate and abdominal skin temperature rose for KC infants during KC. Heat loss did not occur during KC, and infants slept more during KC. Kangaroo care had a comforting effect on infants and their mothers. Apnea and periodic breathing episodes dropped during KC for incubator infants. Suggestions and guidelines for selection of infants and practice based on these studies are presented.
S M Ludington-Hoe; C Thompson; J Swinth; A J Hadeed; G C Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-31     Completed Date:  1994-03-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-27     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Nursing Research
Heart Rate
Infant Care / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / physiology
Mother-Child Relations
Skin Temperature
Grant Support
Comment In:
Neonatal Netw. 1994 Jun;13(4):61-2   [PMID:  8007926 ]

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