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Massage therapy improves neurodevelopment outcome at two years corrected age for very low birth weight infants.
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PMID:  20022717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Long term effects of massage therapy in very preterm newborns infants are still to be described. Few studies evaluated neurodevelopment just at six months, and included late preterm infants.
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of massage therapy on neurodevelopment of very low birth weight infants at two years corrected age.
STUDY DESIGN: Newborns with birth weight between >or= 750 and <or= 1500 g and gestational age <or= 32 weeks were randomly assigned to massage therapy by mothers plus skin-to-skin care (Intervention Group) or just skin-to-skin care (Control Group) during their hospital stay. Growth and neurodevelopment outcome were evaluated at 2 years corrected age.
RESULTS: We followed 73 newborns (35 in Intervention Group, and 38 in Control Group). Both groups were similar in neonatal data. Growth at 2 years corrected age was similar in both groups. Intervention Group had borderline higher Psychomotor Development Index and significantly higher Mental Development Index scores than Control Group.
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that massage therapy by mothers combined to skin-to-skin care during neonatal hospital stay improves neurodevelopment outcome at 2 years corrected age.
Renato S Procianoy; Eliane W Mendes; Rita C Silveira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-05-03     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and Newborn Section, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. <>
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Child Development*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Patient Selection
Statistics, Nonparametric

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