The difference of quiet sleep duration about low birth weight (lbw) babies carried out by kangaroo care by father and mother


  • Nenty Septiana Akademi Keperawatan Kesdam Iskandar Muda Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Yeni Rustina Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Nur Agustini Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


kangaroo care, low birth weight baby, quiet sleep


Background: Sleep disturbances experienced by low birth weight baby may disrupt the process of neural development and maturity of the babies’ brain due to various stimuli during their care. To date, kangaroo care is only performed by the mothers. The purpose of this study was to identify the difference of quiet sleep duration about low birth weight (LBW) babies carried out by kangaroo care by father and mother. Methods: The research design was post test-only nonequivalent control group using a consecutive sampling technique with 16 respondents of low birth weight babies hospitalized in three hospitals in Aceh. Kangaroo care (KC) was carried out for at least 60 minutes or until the parents/babies don't want to anymore. Video recording of the baby was taken 15 minutes after the KC sling was installed and lasted for 60 minutes. Statistical analysis using Paired t-test. Results: There was no significant difference between the duration of quiet sleep of LBW babies given kangaroo care performed by fathers and mothers (p-value 0,77).


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Septiana, N., Rustina, Y., & Agustini, N. (2022). The difference of quiet sleep duration about low birth weight (lbw) babies carried out by kangaroo care by father and mother. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(S4), 1194–1205.



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