Protocolo de masoterapia y cinesiterapia en recién nacidos prematuros

  1. María José Álvarez Álvarez 1
  2. María Dolores Rodríguez González 2
  3. Silvia Puertas Fernández 2
  4. María Ángeles Álvarez Rodríguez 2
  5. Maria Elena Corral Tomás 2
  6. Daniel Fernández García 1
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España


  2. 2 Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León

    Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León

    León, España


Tiempos de enfermería y salud = Nursing and health times

ISSN: 2530-4453

Year of publication: 2017

Issue: 2

Pages: 8-14

Type: Article

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Introduction: Interventions are beneficial to fundamental aspects such as anthropometric development and neurological maturation. The objective of this study was to develop a protocol of somatic and kinesthetic stimulation, aimed at preterm infants, in order to be applied by parents during their clinical stay. Method: A comprehensive search was performed including relevant articles between January 2007 and December 2016, using the following electronic databases: Medline, Science Direct, Cuiden, Scielo, Google Académico, Biblioteca Virtual de Salud y Cochrane Plus. Results: Various anthropometric factors. Some studies also demonstrated improvement in neuromor development and reduction of hospital stay. After the review, a protocol of masotherapy and kinesitherapy, of fifteen minutes duration, was selected to be applied by the parents of preterm infants during their clinical phase. Conclusions: The literature consulted has shown how the application of masotherapy and kinesitherapy in preterm infants, reduces hospitalization days, improves the gain of anthropometric parameters and favors neuromotor development. A triptych has been developed, including a protocol for masotherapy and kinesitherapy, aimed at the parents of hospitalized preterm infants.