|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|917139||919246||2016||5 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
• Evaluation of the effects of massage therapy on bilirubin levels.
• Massage and control group were compared.
• Bilirubin levels were lower in the massage group.
• Stool frequency was higher at first in the control group but later increased in the massage group.
• Our pilot study suggested that massage therapy can be accompanied with lower bilirubin levels.
ObjectiveTo evaluate the effects of baby massage on transcutaneous bilirubin levels and stool frequency of healthy term newborns.MethodsThis Pilot study was conducted on 50 healthy newborns in Valiasr Hospital of IKHC. The infants were randomly allocated to two treatment (massage) and control group. The massage group received massage therapy (according to Touch Therapy) for four days from the first day postnatal while the control group received routine care. Main variable studied were transcutaneous bilirubin level (TCB) and stool frequency which were compared in two groups.ResultsThere were 50 newborns in the study 25 in each group (50%). There was a significant difference in the TCB levels between two groups (p = 0.000) with those in the massage group having lower bilirubin levels. As for the stool frequency there was a significant difference in two groups on the first day showing more defecation in the control group (p = 0.042) which on the consequent days was not significant and the frequencies were almost similar.ConclusionMassage group had a lower transcutaneous billirubin levels compared to the control group, thus, these pilot results indicate that massaging the newborns can be accompanied by a lower bilirubin level in the healthy term newborn.
Journal: Infant Behavior and Development - Volume 42, February 2016, Pages 22–26