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Title in Portuguese: Weight-Gain velocity in newborn infants managed with the kangaroo method and associated variables
Author: Nobre, Raquel Guimarães
Azevedo, Daniela Vasconcelos de
Almeida, Paulo César de
Almeida, Nádia Maria Girão Saraiva de
Feitosa, Francisco Edson de Lucena
Keywords: Ganho de Peso
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Citation: NOBRE, R. G. et al. Weight-Gain velocity in newborn infants managed with the kangaroo method and associated variables. Maternal and Child Health Journal, v. 21, n. 1, p. 128–135, jan. 2017.
Abstract: Abstract Objectives The Kangaroo method helps promote maternal breastfeeding and adequate growth of low birth- weight preterm infants. The objective of this study was to analyze the association between weight-gain velocity during useoftheKangaroomethodandmaternalandinfantvariables. Methods Anestedcross-sectionalstudyinacohortofnewborn infants managed using the Kangaroo method was carried out at a reference center for the method in Brazil. Data on low birthweight and preterm infants managed using the Kangaroo Method (n = 78) and on their respective mothers (n = 70) was collected between January and July 2014. Maternal and infant variables were associated and correlated with weight- gain velocity (g/kg/day) at each phase of the method ( p \ 0.05). Results Meanweight-gainvelocityincreasedfrom 0.12 ± 11.11 g/kg/day in the first phase to 13.47 ± 4.84 g/ kg/day in the third phase ( p \ 0.001), and percentage of adequate weight increased at phase 3 ( p \ 0.001). Birth- weight was inversely correlated with weight-gain velocity at phases 1 and 2 of the Kangaroo method. Birthweight of unde 1500 g was associated with a lower likelihood of inadequate weight-gain velocity of the newborn at phase 1 (OR = 0.1; 95 % CI 0.01–0.78; p = 0.012). In phase 3, maternal age was directly correlated with weight-gain velocity. Conclusions Weight-gain velocity was associated with maternal (age) and infant (gestational age at birth, birthweight, weight for ges- tational age at birth, length of hospital stay and five-minute Apgar score) variables. Knowledge of the factors influencing weight-gain velocity and its behavior at each phase of the method can help guide conduct toward potentializing factors that promote adequate weight-gain.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 092-7875 (print version)
1573-6628 (electronic version)
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