Effectiveness of Coconut Oil Massage on Weight Gain among low birth weight newborns in James Multispeciality Hospital at Kanyakumari District

Evangelin Sally, S (2012) Effectiveness of Coconut Oil Massage on Weight Gain among low birth weight newborns in James Multispeciality Hospital at Kanyakumari District. Masters thesis, Sri. K. Ramachandran Naidu College of Nursing, Sankarankovil.

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Abstract

"A Study to assess the effectiveness of coconut oil massage on weight gain among low birth weight newborns in James Multispeciality Hospital at Kanyakumari district" was conducted by Mrs.S.Evangelin Sally in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in nursing at Sri. K.Ramachandran Naidu College of nursing, under the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University. The objectives of the study y were: 1. To assess the pretest level of weight among low birth weight newborns in experimental and control group. 2. To find out the effectiveness of coconut oil massage on weight gain among low birth weight newborns in experimental and control group. 3. To compare the pretest and posttest level of weight gain among experimental group. 4. To compare the pretest and posttest level of weight gain among control group. 5. To associate the posttest level of weight gain among experimental and control group of low birth weight newborns with their selected demographic variables The following hypotheses were set for the study: H1 The mean post test level of weight gain among low birth weight newborns in experimental group was significantly higher than the mean post test level of weight gain in control group. H2 There was a significant difference between mean pre testand meanpost test level of weight gain among experimental group. H3 There was a significant difference between mean pre test and meanpost test level of weight among control group. H4 There was a significant associationbetween post test level of weight gain among low birth weight newborns in experimental and control group with their selected demographic variables. The experimental quantitative approach was used. The study was conducted in James Multispeciality Hospital, Colachel, atKanyakumari District. The design adopted for the study was quasi experimental pre test and post test control group design to evaluate the effectiveness of coconut oil massage on weight gain among low birth weight newborns. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 60 low birth weight newborns in James MultispecialityHospital among those 30 samples for experimental group and 30 samples for control group. The data collection tool was used for this study is Electronic Infant Weighing Scale. The content validity of the tool was established by one medical expert and five nursing experts in the field of pediatrics. Pilot study was conducted to find out the feasibility of the study and plan for analysis. Data collection was done and the data obtained were analyzed in terms of both descriptive and inferential statistics. The major findings of the study were: 1. There was a significant difference in post test level of weight gain among experimental and control group (t = 10.25) at p<0.05 level. 2. There was a significant difference between pre and post test level of weight gain among experimental group (t = 27.09) at p<0.05 level. 3. There was a significant difference between pre and post test level of weight gain among control group (t = 16.05) at p<0.05 level. 4. There was no statistically significant association of post test level of weight gain among experimental and control group with selected demographic variables except sex of the newborn in experimental group. Based on the findings of the study it is recommendedthat, 1. Similar study can be replicated on a large sample. 2. Study can be conducted to assess the effectiveness of coconut oil massage on less stress behavior, neuro motor development, infant parent bonding and improved sleep. 3. Study can be conducted in pre – term newborns. 4. A comparative study can be conducted by using coconut oil versus other different oils to weight gain. 5. Study could be replicated in different setting with large sample to validate the findings. Recommendations based on the suggestion of the study subjects: 1. Nurses and health care providers play a vital role in motivating the mothers to practice coconut oil massage. 2. Pediatric nurses need to take up the responsibility to create awareness among the mothers of low birth weight newborns regarding weight gain. 3. Nursing practice in the community should focus on practice of coconut oil massage and promotion of weight gain. CONCLUSION This study assessed the effectiveness of coconut oil massage on weight gain among low birth weight newborns. The mean difference between pre test and post test level of weight gain in experimental group was 0.27 at p<0.05 level. The low birth weight newborns who were received coconut oil massage had a significant weight gain compared to the low birth weight newborns that who were not received coconut oil massage.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Coconut Oil Massage, Weight Gain, low birth weight newborns, James Multispeciality Hospital, Kanyakumari District.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 19:00
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 19:00
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12893

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