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The Effect of Massage Therapy by Sunflower Oil on Neonates for Length of Hospital Stay from the Hospital
P. Alizadeh, Z. Godarzi, M. Shariat, Sh. Nariman, E. Nik Zinat Matin
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , matin_elahe@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Infants are the most sensitive and injury of people in society that will make the feature of our country so they are needed special attention to take care of their physical &mental health. According to many studies one of the intervention for decrease of length of stay (LOS) in Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is massage therapy by oil because of rapidly recovery & early discharge. The aim of this study was to the effect of massage on neonates in Nicu ward for decreasing of LOS. Materials & Methods:. This one- blinded clinical trial was conducted on 44 infants who were born within 30-37weeks gestational age with 1000-2500gr in Nicu of Arash & Shariati hospitals. The infants were assigned randomly into two group of sunflower oil massage &without massage. The massage is done one hour after milk when the infants were stable (heart rate-respiratory rate and color of their skin become control). Each massage was 15minute 3 times in every 2 hours in the afternoon for 5 days. Observation was tools of collecting data by researcher which done before &after every intervention by respiratory heart rate monitoring & pulse oximetry. Data were analyzed using the repeated measure ANOVA. Results: Within 5 days of following increasing pattern of infant weight in study group was significant (P=0.001) and comparison growth head circumference in 2 groups was not significant (P=0.01) about LOS variable within 5days massage was significant (P=0.04). Conclusion: Fortunately there were statistical significant difference between the infants weight and decreasing length of hospitalization in 2 groups , but difference between head circumference between 2 group was not significant.
Keywords: Infant, LOS, Massage, Nicu, Sunflower oil
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Received: 2013/09/10 | Accepted: 2017/08/23 | Published: 2017/08/23
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Alizadeh P, Godarzi Z, Shariat M, Nariman S, Nik Zinat Matin E. The Effect of Massage Therapy by Sunflower Oil on Neonates for Length of Hospital Stay from the Hospital. aumj. 2013; 2 (2) :59-66
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