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A comparison of kangaroo mother care and conventional cuddling care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11949100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To compare kangaroo mother care (KMC) and conventional cuddling care (CCC) in premature and small-for-gestational-age infants. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Thirty mother-infant dyads in two Australian neonatal nurseries were randomly assigned to the KMC group or the CCC group. Both groups of mothers cuddled their babies for a minimum of two hours a day, five days a week while in the study, with the KMC group having skin-to-skin contact while the CCC group had contact through normal clothing. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLE: The main outcome variables were infant weight gain, temperature maintenance during KMC and CCC, and length of hospital stay. RESULTS: The results showed no difference between groups on the Parental Stress Scale (NICU) or the Parental Expectations Survey. Infants in both groups experienced equivalent maintenance of or rise in temperature while out of the incubators, equal weight gain, equal length of stay in the hospital, and equal duration of breastfeeding.
K L Roberts; C Paynter; B McEwan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-12     Completed Date:  2002-05-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-5     Citation Subset:  N    
School of HECS, Faculty of SITE, Northern Territory University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 0909.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Infant Care / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Mother-Child Relations*
Sampling Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Statistics, Nonparametric

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