The effect of black clothing on prevention of hypothermia in newborns

Martini Fairuz, Yusro M. Hadi, Septi Widiyanti, Sri Rahayu

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Hypothermia in the newborn (BBL) due to the temperature control center is not adequate, inadequate body insulation for a thin, flat layer. Hypothermia accounts for 6.3% of infant deaths. Continuous hypothermia causes respiratory acidosis, respiratory distress ending death, apparel effect on body temperature. Black clothing absorbs heat radiation has properties very well. This study aimed to influence their use in the prevention of hypothermia BBL interventional research methods with Post Test Only Control Group Design. The population of the entire BBL Central Lampung hospitalizisation in a health center for six months. Samples were 98 infants, 49 infants intervention group, the control group of 49 infants. Analysis of using independent t-test. The resulting increase in body temperature BBL using the regular black clothes 0.3531C, increased body temperature in addition to the use of black clothing 0.0510C. The results of the statistical test p-value of 0.000, meaning that there is the effect of the use of black clothing to the increase in body temperature BBL. Conclusions black clothes more effectively prevent hypothermia in the BBL. Suggestion black clothing is recommended for BBL to prevent hypothermia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-121
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Baby
  • Clothing
  • Hypothermia


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