Kangaroo Mother Care and the Bonding Hypothesis
PEDIATRICS Vol. 102 No. 2 August 1998, p. e17
Réjean Tessier*, Marta Cristo, Stella Velez, Marta Girón, SW; Zita Figueroa de Calume, Juan G. Ruiz-Paláez, Yves Charpak, and Nathalie Charpak
From the *School of Psychology, Laval University, Québec, Canada; ISS-World Lab, Kangaroo Mother Care Program, Clinica del Nino, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia; - Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Javeriana University, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia; and EVAL (Institut pour l'Évaluation dans le domaine Médical, Médico-social et de Santé Publique), Paris, France.
Differences in Hospital Stay and Need of NICU Patterns from Birth to Term by Intervention Groups (KMC vs TC) and Birth Weight Categories
|Weight||Stay in Hospital (days)||Stay in NICU (days)|
|TC ()||KMC ()||TC ()||KMC ()|
|<1201 g||40.0 ± 10.5||35.5 ± 17.0||7.2 ± 0.0||8.9 ± 14.1|
|1201 g-1500 g||26.9 ± 14.0||20.2 ± 8.8||2.6 ± 6.4||1.9 ± 4.1|
|1501 g-1800 g||10.0 ± 9.2||10.7 ± 7.8||.56 ± 2.0||1.8 ± 4.4|
|>1800 g||6.2 ± 7.6||6.7 ± 7.1||.34 ± 1.5||1.1 ± 4.9|
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