Kangaroo Mother Care: A method for protecting high-risk low-birth-weight and premature infants against developmental delay

@inproceedings{Tessier2003KangarooMC,
  title={Kangaroo Mother Care: A method for protecting high-risk low-birth-weight and premature infants against developmental delay},
  author={R{\'e}jean Tessier and Marta Cristo and S Restrepo V{\'e}lez and Martha Giron and Line Nadeau and Zita Figueroa de Calume and Juan G. Ruiz-Pal{\'a}ez and Nathalie Charpak},
  year={2003}
}
Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between intervention with Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and the subsequent mental development of the infants. In this prospective study, 431 low-birth-weight and premature infants (≤1801 g) were assigned randomly to KMC or Traditional Care. Of these, 336 (78%) received the Griffiths test at 12 months of corrected age. Results: After control for the infant’s health at birth, family socioeconomic status and mother labor and delivery… CONTINUE READING

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