Massage for promoting growth and development of preterm and/or low birth-weight infants. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Infant Care
  • Massage

abstract

  • Evidence that massage for preterm infants is of benefit for developmental outcomes is weak and does not warrant wider use of preterm infant massage. Where massage is currently provided by nurses, consideration should be given as to whether this is a cost-effective use of time. Future research should assess the effects of massage interventions on clinical outcome measures, such as medical complications or length of stay, and on process-of-care outcomes, such as care-giver or parental satisfaction.

publication date

  • January 2000

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10796355

Additional Document Info

start page

  • CD000390

number

  • 2