Massage therapy improves behavior in neonates born to HIV-positive mothers

Frank Scafidi, Tiffany M Field

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Abstract

Assigned randomly 28 neonates born to HIV-positive mothers to a massage therapy or control group. The treatment infants were given three 15-minute massages daily for 10 days. The massaged group showed superior performance on almost every Brazelton newborn cluster score and had a greater daily weight gain at the end of the treatment period unlike the control group who showed declining performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-897
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

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Massage
Mothers
HIV
Newborn Infant
Control Groups
Weight Gain
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • HIV-positive mothers
  • immune
  • massage therapy
  • neonates
  • tactile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Massage therapy improves behavior in neonates born to HIV-positive mothers. / Scafidi, Frank; Field, Tiffany M.

In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 6, 01.12.1996, p. 889-897.

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