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Kangaroo Mother Care, home environment and father involvement in the first year of life: a randomized controlled study.
Acta Paediatr. 2009 Sep; 98(9):1444-50.AP

Abstract

AIMS

This study tested the hypothesis that Kangaroo Mother Care creates a climate in the family, which enhances infants' performance on the developmental quotient scale.

SETTING

The largest social security hospital in Colombia with a neonatal intensive care unit.

SUBJECTS

At 12 months of corrected age, 194 families in the Kangaroo Mother Care group and 144 families in the Traditional Care group were available for analysis.

INTERVENTIONS

Infants were kept 24 h/day in an upright position, in skin-to-skin contact until it was no longer tolerated by the infants. Babies in the Traditional Care were kept in incubators on the Minimal Care Unit until they satisfied the usual discharge criteria.

OUTCOME MEASURES

The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME), Father Involvement and Developmental Quotient (Griffiths) scores.

RESULTS

1) Kangaroo mothers created a more stimulating context and a better caregiving environment than mothers in the Traditional Care group; 2) this environment was positively correlated to father involvement and 3) the family environment of male infants was most improved by Kangaroo Mother Care.

CONCLUSION

Kangaroo Mother Care has a positive impact on home environment. The results also suggest, first, that both parents should be involved as direct caregivers in the Kangaroo Mother Care procedure and secondly, that this intervention should be directed more specifically at infants who are more at risk at birth. The Kangaroo Mother Care intervention could be an excellent means to ensure parents' mature involvement in the future of their children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Psychology, Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada. rejean.tessier@psy.ulaval.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19500083

Citation

Tessier, R, et al. "Kangaroo Mother Care, Home Environment and Father Involvement in the First Year of Life: a Randomized Controlled Study." Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), vol. 98, no. 9, 2009, pp. 1444-50.
Tessier R, Charpak N, Giron M, et al. Kangaroo Mother Care, home environment and father involvement in the first year of life: a randomized controlled study. Acta Paediatr. 2009;98(9):1444-50.
Tessier, R., Charpak, N., Giron, M., Cristo, M., de Calume, Z. F., & Ruiz-Peláez, J. G. (2009). Kangaroo Mother Care, home environment and father involvement in the first year of life: a randomized controlled study. Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 98(9), 1444-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01370.x
Tessier R, et al. Kangaroo Mother Care, Home Environment and Father Involvement in the First Year of Life: a Randomized Controlled Study. Acta Paediatr. 2009;98(9):1444-50. PubMed PMID: 19500083.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Kangaroo Mother Care, home environment and father involvement in the first year of life: a randomized controlled study. AU - Tessier,R, AU - Charpak,N, AU - Giron,M, AU - Cristo,M, AU - de Calume,Z F, AU - Ruiz-Peláez,J G, Y1 - 2009/06/04/ PY - 2009/6/9/entrez PY - 2009/6/9/pubmed PY - 2009/10/21/medline SP - 1444 EP - 50 JF - Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) JO - Acta Paediatr VL - 98 IS - 9 N2 - AIMS: This study tested the hypothesis that Kangaroo Mother Care creates a climate in the family, which enhances infants' performance on the developmental quotient scale. SETTING: The largest social security hospital in Colombia with a neonatal intensive care unit. SUBJECTS: At 12 months of corrected age, 194 families in the Kangaroo Mother Care group and 144 families in the Traditional Care group were available for analysis. INTERVENTIONS: Infants were kept 24 h/day in an upright position, in skin-to-skin contact until it was no longer tolerated by the infants. Babies in the Traditional Care were kept in incubators on the Minimal Care Unit until they satisfied the usual discharge criteria. OUTCOME MEASURES: The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME), Father Involvement and Developmental Quotient (Griffiths) scores. RESULTS: 1) Kangaroo mothers created a more stimulating context and a better caregiving environment than mothers in the Traditional Care group; 2) this environment was positively correlated to father involvement and 3) the family environment of male infants was most improved by Kangaroo Mother Care. CONCLUSION: Kangaroo Mother Care has a positive impact on home environment. The results also suggest, first, that both parents should be involved as direct caregivers in the Kangaroo Mother Care procedure and secondly, that this intervention should be directed more specifically at infants who are more at risk at birth. The Kangaroo Mother Care intervention could be an excellent means to ensure parents' mature involvement in the future of their children. SN - 1651-2227 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19500083/Kangaroo_Mother_Care_home_environment_and_father_involvement_in_the_first_year_of_life:_a_randomized_controlled_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01370.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -