Pengaruh Perawatan Metode Kanguru terhadap Respons Fisiologis Bayi Prematur

Deswita Deswita, Besral, Yeni Rustina

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As premature birth and low birth weight are the main cause of neonatal mortality, kangaroo mother care is now suggested to care premature infants. The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of kangaroo mother care on physiological response of preterm infants. A quasi experiment design
with one group pre and post test design was conducted in two hospitals in Jakarta. Sixteen preterm infants matching the inclusive criteria were selected as sample. The study found significant effect of kangaroo mother care intervention on physiological response of preterm infants, i.e. increasing body temperature to normal (p value = 0,000), increasing heart rate to normal (p value = 0,003), and increasing oxygen saturation (p value = 0,023). Therefore, the kangaroo mother care is therefore an effective, simple, and cheap method to care the preterm infants.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)227-233
JournalKesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2011

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