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The mood variation in mothers of preterm infants in Kangaroo mother care and conventional incubator care.
J Trop Pediatr. 2007 Oct; 53(5):344-6.JT

Abstract

Preterm babies are more prone to develop disorders and so require immediate intensive care. In the conventional neonatal intensive care, the baby is kept in the incubator, separated from the mother. Some actions have been taken in order to make this mother-child separation less traumatic. One of these actions is the Kangaroo mother care (KMC) characterized by skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn. The objective of this study was to compare the mood variation of mothers enrolled in the KMC program to those in the conventional incubator care. In one general hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 90 mothers were evaluated before and after contact with the baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The participants were divided into three groups: 30 mothers of term newborns (TG), 30 mothers of preterm infants included in KMC program (PGK) and 30 preterms with incubator placement (PGI). The Brazilian version of the Visual Analogue Mood Scale (VAMS) was used for the assessment before and after the infant's visit. Results showed that TG mothers reported fewer occurrences of depressive states than PGK and PGI mothers. A significant mood variation was observed for PGK and PGI after the infant's visit. PGK mothers reported feeling calmer, stronger, well-coordinated, energetic, contented, tranquil, quick-witted, relaxed, proficient, happy, friendly and clear-headed. The only variation showed by PGI mothers was an increase in feeling clumsy. This study shows a positive effect of the KMC on the mood variation of preterm mothers and points to the need of a more humane experience during the incubator care.

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Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil. elizeumacedo@uol.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17881409

Citation

de Macedo, Elizeu Coutinho, et al. "The Mood Variation in Mothers of Preterm Infants in Kangaroo Mother Care and Conventional Incubator Care." Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol. 53, no. 5, 2007, pp. 344-6.
de Macedo EC, Cruvinel F, Lukasova K, et al. The mood variation in mothers of preterm infants in Kangaroo mother care and conventional incubator care. J Trop Pediatr. 2007;53(5):344-6.
de Macedo, E. C., Cruvinel, F., Lukasova, K., & D'Antino, M. E. (2007). The mood variation in mothers of preterm infants in Kangaroo mother care and conventional incubator care. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 53(5), 344-6.
de Macedo EC, et al. The Mood Variation in Mothers of Preterm Infants in Kangaroo Mother Care and Conventional Incubator Care. J Trop Pediatr. 2007;53(5):344-6. PubMed PMID: 17881409.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The mood variation in mothers of preterm infants in Kangaroo mother care and conventional incubator care. AU - de Macedo,Elizeu Coutinho, AU - Cruvinel,Fernando, AU - Lukasova,Katerina, AU - D'Antino,Maria Eloisa Famá, Y1 - 2007/09/19/ PY - 2007/9/21/pubmed PY - 2008/3/20/medline PY - 2007/9/21/entrez SP - 344 EP - 6 JF - Journal of tropical pediatrics JO - J Trop Pediatr VL - 53 IS - 5 N2 - Preterm babies are more prone to develop disorders and so require immediate intensive care. In the conventional neonatal intensive care, the baby is kept in the incubator, separated from the mother. Some actions have been taken in order to make this mother-child separation less traumatic. One of these actions is the Kangaroo mother care (KMC) characterized by skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn. The objective of this study was to compare the mood variation of mothers enrolled in the KMC program to those in the conventional incubator care. In one general hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 90 mothers were evaluated before and after contact with the baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The participants were divided into three groups: 30 mothers of term newborns (TG), 30 mothers of preterm infants included in KMC program (PGK) and 30 preterms with incubator placement (PGI). The Brazilian version of the Visual Analogue Mood Scale (VAMS) was used for the assessment before and after the infant's visit. Results showed that TG mothers reported fewer occurrences of depressive states than PGK and PGI mothers. A significant mood variation was observed for PGK and PGI after the infant's visit. PGK mothers reported feeling calmer, stronger, well-coordinated, energetic, contented, tranquil, quick-witted, relaxed, proficient, happy, friendly and clear-headed. The only variation showed by PGI mothers was an increase in feeling clumsy. This study shows a positive effect of the KMC on the mood variation of preterm mothers and points to the need of a more humane experience during the incubator care. SN - 0142-6338 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17881409/The_mood_variation_in_mothers_of_preterm_infants_in_Kangaroo_mother_care_and_conventional_incubator_care_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -