A Comparative Study of the Effects of Skin Contact and Kangaroo Care on Mother’s Anxiety

Mohadese Adeli, Somayeh Alirezaei


Background: The aim of the study was to compare of mother and newborns abdominal contact and Kangaroo skin on mother’s anxiety.

Materials and Methods: This study is a single‑blind randomized control trial in 2015. Questionnaire about Demographic and Spielberger State‑Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was completed for two groups.

Results: There was no significant difference in maternal anxiety between kangaroo care and abdominal contact by Mann‑Whitney test immediately after birth (Z = ‑1.33, p = 0.42) and after 2 months (Z = ‑1.47, p = 0.86).

 Conclusions: The effect of kangaroo contact on mother’s anxiety was similar to abdominal contact and if the kangaroo care is done for a short period of time, it will not change maternal anxiety.



Anxiety, kangaroo care method, skin to skin contact

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