Because resources for care of low-birthweight (LBW) infants in developing countries are scarce, the Kangaroo mother method (KMM) was developed.
The infant is kept upright in skin-to-skin contact with the mother's breast.
Previous studies reported several benefits with the KMM but interpretation of their findings is limited by small size and design weaknesses.
We have done a longitudinal, randomised, controlled trial at the Isidro Ayora Maternity Hospital in Quito, Ecuador.
Infants with LBW (<2000 g) who satisfied out-of-risk criteria of tolerance of food and weight stabilisation were randomly assigned to KMM and control (standard incubator care) groups (n=124 and 147, respectively).
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Nouveau né pathologie, Prématurité, Soin, Ambulatoire, Nouveau né, Homme, Pronostic, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Méthode Kangourou
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Newborn diseases, Prematurity, Care, Ambulatory, Newborn, Human, Prognosis, Cost analysis, Health economy
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Cote : 94-0640550
Code Inist : 002B20G03. Création : 09/06/1995.