Mothers' Depressed Mood and Anxiety Levels Are Reduced After Massaging Their Preterm InfantsInfant Behavior and Development
- Preterm Infants,
AbstractForty mothers whose preterm infants were about to be discharged from the Neonatal Intermediate Care Nursery (NICU) were randomly assigned to two groups: the first group of mothers conducted preterm infant massage and the second group only observed their preterm infants receiving massage. Both groups of mothers had lower depressed mood scores following the session. However, only the group who massaged their infants had lower anxiety scores after the session.
Citation InformationLarissa Feijo, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Tiffany Field, William Burns, et al.. "Mothers' Depressed Mood and Anxiety Levels Are Reduced After Massaging Their Preterm Infants" Infant Behavior and Development Vol. 29 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 476 - 480 ISSN: 0163-6383
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