Effect of Kangaroo Mother Care on Physiological Parameters of Low Birth Weight Babies Admitted in NICU

Authors

  • Pratibha Thakur1 , Jyoti Sarin2 , Yogesh Kumar3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1412

Keywords:

Kangaroo Mother Care, Physiological Parameters. Low Birth Weight Babies

Abstract

Background: Neonatal mortality is often associated with low birth weight (LBW) which is a common

problem in India. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a special method of providing care to low birth weight

babies where skin to skin contact is provided by placing a low birth weight (LBW) baby vertically between

mother’s breasts. The aim of the study is to assess and compare the effectiveness of Kangaroo Mother Care

on Physiological Parameters of the LBW babies who were admitted in NICU of MMIMS&R hospital of

Haryana.

Materials and Method: Quasi experimental one group pre test post test design was conducted. Total 30

LBW babies (<2000gm) were selected through purposive sampling. KMC was provided for one hour, three

sessions per day for three consecutive days. The physiological parameters were assessed and compared on

radiant warmer and immediately before, during and after KMC for 3 consecutive days.

Results: Findings of the study showed the statistical differences before and after the implementation of

KMC. The comparison of physiological parameters (temperature, respiratory rate. heart rate and SpO2)

means under radiant warmer and during KMC showed significant difference (p?0.05) on day 1, day 2 and

day 3.

Conclusions: This study showed statistically significant difference in physiological parameters on all three

days. Thus, KMC was found to be effective method in maintaining the stability of physiological parameters

of low birth weight babies.

Author Biography

Pratibha Thakur1 , Jyoti Sarin2 , Yogesh Kumar3

1Nursing Tutor, Department of Child Health Nursing Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Nursing, Mullana,

Haryana, India, 2 Dean, Principal of Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Nursing, Mullana, Haryana, India,

3Professor, HOD of Department of Child Health nursing, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Nursing, Mullana,

Haryana, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Pratibha Thakur1 , Jyoti Sarin2 , Yogesh Kumar3. (2020). Effect of Kangaroo Mother Care on Physiological Parameters of Low Birth Weight Babies Admitted in NICU. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 290-297. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1412