Yahyapour M

Department of Midwifery, Student Research Committee, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran


  • Original Article   
    Neonatal Hypothermia and Associated Risk Factors at Baby Friendly Hospital in Babol, Iran
    Author(s): Delavar MA*, Akbarianrad Z, Mansouri MM and Yahyapour M

    Background: Thermal care is an important element of Baby Friendly Hospital. Aim: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of neonatal hypothermia and associated risk factors in healthy full term newborns at a Baby Friendly Hospital. Subjects and Methods: A cross‑sectional, descriptive study was conducted on consecutively healthy full term neonates recruited during a 1 year. Temperatures were recorded immediately after birth and at the age of 1, 2 and 4 h after birth in order to estimate the prevalence of neonatal hypothermia, defined as axillary temperature less than 36.0°C. The data were collected using an especially questionnaire; data of history of abortion, parity, mode of vaginal delivery, gestational age, birth weight, newborn temperatures, time of the first skin‑to‑skin contact, time of first brea.. Read More»

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