A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Kangaroo Mother Care on Physiological Parameters among Preterm Infants in Selected Hospital at Madurai

Jesintha Josphin, W (2020) A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Kangaroo Mother Care on Physiological Parameters among Preterm Infants in Selected Hospital at Madurai. Masters thesis, C.S.I Jeyaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Madurai.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: “Kangaroo mother care” is a method of care of preterm babies, weighing<1.500 kg. It includes exclusive and frequent breast feed in addition to skin to skin contact and has been shown to reduce mortality in hospital-based studies in low- and middleincome countries. So, the researcher conducted “A study to evaluate the effectiveness of kangaroo mother care on physiological parameters among preterm infants in selected hospital at Madurai”. The objectives of the study were to determine the effectiveness of kangaroo mother care on physiological parameters among preterm infants between control and experimental group, to compare pretest and posttest level of physiological parameters among preterm infants in control and experimental group and to find out the association between physiological parameters among preterm infants and their selected demographical variables and clinical variables in control and experimental group. METHODOLOGY: A quasi experimental pre-test post-test research design was adopted for this study. The conceptual framework for the study was based on the Child health promotion model And Wiedenbach’s prescriptive theory. The study was done at Rio Women and Children’s Hospital and Christian Mission Hospital in Madurai. 60 samples (30 experimental and 30 control) were selected through non probability purposive sampling technique. The tools used were the questionaries’ examining demographic and clinical data, self-structured physiological parameter scale. The pretest was done to both control and experimental group. Kangaroo mother care intervention and routine hospital care was given to experimental group and only routine hospital care was given to control group and post test was done to both control and experimental group. The collected data were tabulated and statistically analyzed. RESULT: The findings revealed the effectiveness of kangaroo mother care on physiological parameters among preterm infants between control and experimental group. After the intervention the experimental group has good physiological parameter outcome than control group. In experimental group, the weight gain ‘t’ value was 4.47 and P<0.001, the temperature ‘t’ value was 16.87 and P<0.001, whereas the respiratory rate ‘t’ value was 31.16 and P<0.001, in view of heart rate the ‘t’ value was 47.1 and P <0.001 and the oxygen saturation ‘t’ value was 36.01 and P<0.001. So, the ‘t’ value was less than the tabulated value at P<0.05 which indicated that there was a statistically significant difference between pre-test and post-test of experimental group due to kangaroo mother care. CONCLUSION: The present study concludes that, the level of physiological parameters was low in control group, So the researcher planned for implementing the Kangaroo Mother Care. The results revealed that there was a significant difference in the level of physiological parameters among preterm infants in experimental group than the control group.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: 301815401
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Kangaroo Mother Care, Physiological Parameters, Preterm Infants, Selected Hospital, Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 18:16
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 08:55
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/18703

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