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dc.contributor.authorAbdallah, Bahiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBadr, Lina Kurdahien_US
dc.contributor.authorHawwari, Mirvaten_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-23T09:03:08Z-
dc.date.available2020-12-23T09:03:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/1932-
dc.description.abstractPurpose Premature infants lack the tactile stimulation they would have otherwise experienced in the womb. Infant massage is a developmentally supportive intervention that has been documented for several decades to have a positive effect on both full term and preterm infants. The purpose of this study was to assess the short and long term benefits of massage on stable preterm infants. Methods A quasi experimental design was used, 66 infants were recruited from two university hospitals with tertiary level NICUs; 32 infants received the massage therapy by their mothers. Data collection by a researcher blind to the infants group assignments included weight at discharge, pain responses on the PIPP scale at discharge, length of stay in hospital, neuro-developmental outcome (Bayley scores) and breastfeeding duration at 12 months corrected age. Results Infants who were massaged had significantly lower scores on the PIPP after a heel-stick compared to before the massage and had lower PIPP scores at discharge compared to the control group. Massaged infants had higher cognitive scores at 12 months corrected age. Weight gain, length of stay, breastfeeding duration and motor scores did not differ between groups. Conclusion Stable preterm infants benefit from massage therapy given by their mothers and may be a culturally acceptable form of intervention to improve the outcomes of preterm infants.en_US
dc.format.extent8 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectPrematureen_US
dc.subjectTactile massageen_US
dc.subjectBayley scoreen_US
dc.subjectCognitive developmenten_US
dc.subjectMotor developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshPainen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreastfeedingen_US
dc.titleThe efficacy of massage on short and long term outcomes in preterm infantsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.06.009-
dc.contributor.affiliationNursing Programen_US
dc.description.volume36en_US
dc.description.issue4en_US
dc.description.startpage662en_US
dc.description.endpage669en_US
dc.date.catalogued2017-12-11-
dc.description.statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.ezproxyURLhttp://ezsecureaccess.balamand.edu.lb/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2013.06.009en_US
dc.identifier.OlibID175473-
dc.relation.ispartoftextInfant behavior and developmenten_US
dc.provenance.recordsourceOliben_US
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
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