A study to assess the effectiveness of olive oil massage and weight gain among low birth weight neonates in selected hospitals at Guntur, A.P.

Annammaa, T (2010) A study to assess the effectiveness of olive oil massage and weight gain among low birth weight neonates in selected hospitals at Guntur, A.P. Masters thesis, Annai J.K.K. Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Komarapalayam.

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Abstract

A study on olive oil massage and weight gain among low birth weight neonates at selected hospitals St.Joseph’s Hospital, Guntur and Government Hospital, Guntur was done by 30083611 as a partial fulfillment of the requirement of the degree of Master of Science in Nursing at Annai JKK Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, under the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, March 2010. The objectives of the study were, to compare the pre and post test weight among low birth weight neonates in relation to olive oil massage in experimental group. To compare the the pre and post weight among low birth weight neonates to olive oil massage in experimental group. To compare the mean difference in the weight between low birth weight neonates in experimental and control group to find out the significant association in weight gain in relation to background factors among low birth weight neonates in experimental group. The research hypothesis were, H1 : There will be a significant difference in mean weight before and after olive oil massage among low birth weight neonates in experimental group. H2 : There will be a significant difference between the mean difference in weight gain between low birth weight in experimental and control group. H3 : There will be a significant association between the mean difference in weight and background factors among low birth weight neonates. The investigator organized the review of literature under two sections as follows, studies related to infant massage, and studies related to oil massage and weight gain among neonates. The conceptual framework for this study was based on nursing process model. The research design used was a quasi experimental design. The samples for the study were chosen using quota sampling technique, 20 in experimental group and 20 in control group Background factors of each sample was collected by interview and observation method weight was recorded by electronic weighing machine. The setting St. Josephs General Hospital and G.H. Guntur. Olive oil massage was done for 10 days in experimental group. Pre and post weight was recorded. Data obtained were edited, organized, analyzed by using SPSS (Version 10) and interpreted by descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant weight gain in low birth weight neonates after olive oil massage in experimental group. No selected background factors had significant association with the weight gained. The conclusion of the study was that olive oil massage was effective in weight gain among low birth weight neonate. The implications, limitation, recommendation were clearly spelt.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.30083611
Uncontrolled Keywords: Olive Oil Massage, Weight Gain, Low Birth Weight, Neonates, Guntur.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 07:50
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 14:18
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5679

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