This study evaluates the effect of massage on premature newborns. 64 premature newborns participated in the study. Massages were provided one hour after each feeding and encompassed kinesthetic stimulation and tactile stimulation (see original article for full massage protocol). Findings indicate that massage increased bodyweight and decreased length of hospital stay as well as positively effecting physical, physiological, and behavioural states in premature newborns.
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