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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2014;18(2):218-226.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2014.18.2.218    Published online July 31, 2014.
Effects of Neonatal Massage on Newborn's Weight & Height, and Mothering Role Confidence and Satisfaction
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신라대학교 의생명과학대학 간호학과
신생아 마사지가 신생아 성장과 어머니 역할수행자신감 및 만족감에 미치는 효과
이선옥
신라대학교 의생명과학대학 간호학과
Abstract
Objective
This study was to verify the effects of neonatal massage on weight, height and motheringrole confidence and satisfaction.
Methods
This study was conducted using a quasi experimental non equivalent control grouppretest-posttest. Fifty-one newborn infant from a postpartum care center were selected andassigned to two group, experimental and control. Data were collected from May 1 to July 20, 2013. Infant in the experimental group (24) were given massage for 15minutes daily for 14 days. Datawere analyzed using SPSS win 21.0 program by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation,χ2-test and t-test.
Results
Significant difference were found in the ratios of weight gain (t=-8.179, p<.001) andgrow in height (t=-2.850, p=.006) between the experimental group and the control group. Thosein the control group and the difference was significant. Confidence (t=-2.246, p=.029) and satisfaction(t=-6.960, p<.001) in the mothering role was significantly heigher between the experimentalgroup and the control group.
Conclusion
These results suggest that the massage enhances growth of infant as well as enhancingthe mother's confidence and satisfaction in her role as mother. Therefore, the massage fornewborn can be use as an effective intervention.
Key Words: massage, newborn, confidence, satisfaction, mothering role
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