publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Effect of kangaroo method on the risk of hypothermia and duration of birth weight regain in low birth weight infants: A randomized controlled trial

I G. A. P. Eka Pratiwi; Soetjiningsih Soetjiningsih; I Made Kardana;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2009
  • Publisher: Paediatrica Indonesiana - Indonesian Pediatric Society
Abstract
Background In Indonesia, the infant mortality rate in 2001 was 50 per 1000 live births, with 34.7% due to perinatal death. This perinatal death was associated with low birth weight (LBW) newborn, which was caused by prematurity, infection, birth asphyxia, hypothermia, and inadequate breast feeding. In developing countries, lack of facilities of LBW infant care leads to the utilization of kangaroo method as care to prevent hypothermia in LBW newborn. Objective To evaluate the differences of hypothermia event and duration of birth weight regain in LBW newborns between early kangaroo care (EKC) and conventional care (CC). Methods This was an open label randomized c...
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free text keywords: low birth weight infant, kangaroo method, birth weight regain, hypothermia, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Pediatrics, lcsh:RJ1-570, Infant Care, Breast feeding, Obstetrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Low birth weight, medicine.symptom, Asphyxia, Infant mortality, Kangaroo care, Breastfeeding, Birth weight, Pediatrics
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