Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of oil massage therapy on weight gain and sleep pattern among preterm babies in selected hospitals: A literature review
Author(s): Parita Bhatt, Vipin Vageriya
Abstract: Massage is one of the oldest therapeutic techniques in the world which has been used as a routine part of infant care in many cultures. One of the important effects of massage is promoting optimal infant growth and development. Objective: To evaluate the effect of oil massage therapy on weight gain and sleep pattern among preterm babies. Methods: A systematic literature review is conducted. The literature includes last 5 years data. Electronic search to Collect Literature: The following electronic databases are searched: ProQuest, Embase, Pubmed, EBSCO, Scopus, the British Nursing Index and the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINHAL) and journal available in library. Result: The family is a complex and dynamic institution in India. Numerous studies and research suggest that oil massage is safe and beneficial practice. From the evidence present in this paper, it is clear that, oil massage would be a safe, cost effective, and helping in weight gain of preterm child. Conclusion: It consider positive effect of infant massage on weight gain in premature infants with oil.