Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Polyethylene Cap on Hypothermia among Low birth weight Babies



Address:   Mrs. P. Karthika1, Mr. Moses kandula2
1M.Sc (Nursing), Lecturer, Metas Adventist college of Nursing, Athwalines, Surat, Gujarat - 395001
2M.Sc (Nursing), Nurse Educator, Metas Adventist Hospital, Surat, Gujarat - 395001
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00101.9

ABSTRACT:
Background: “Children's health is tomorrow's wealth” is one of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s slogans of recent years. Birth weight is generally used as a yardstick of maturity and is an important determinant of child survival and development. Its rates 17 million infants born are with low birth weight. Neonatal hypothermia after birth is a worldwide issue across all climates. Apart from all the alternative measures, polyethylene cap was highly effectiveness to prevent hypothermia among low birth weight babies. Objectives: The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of polyethylene cap on hypothermia among low birth weight babies. Design: Quasi-experimental design, where Pre and Posttest with control Group design was used. Participants: 30 low birth weight babies were included in the study. Methods: Convenient sampling technique was used in the study. Experimental group polyethylene cap was applied for an hour to low birth weight babies. Results: The data was obtained by using a demographic proforma and hypothermia scale for low birth weight babies, 100% of babies were in need of urgent attention, and 100% were in non urgent and vital parameters are stable in experimental group. The calculated unpaired’ test value showed that there is significant effectiveness of polyethylene cap (t=35.2, tv=2.042) on hypothermia among low birth weight babies. After intervention Results showed in control group Conclusion: Polyethylene cap is an effective intervention to reduce the level of hypothermia among low birth weight babies.
KEYWORDS:
Low birth weight babies, hypothermia, polyethylene cap
Cite:
P. Karthika, Moses kandula. Polyethylene Cap on Hypothermia among Low birth weight Babies. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(4): Oct.- Dec.2015; Page 495-498.
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