H-Hope Plus Kinesthetic With Vco On Weight And Body Length Of Preterm Infants

Lia Dian Ayuningrum


Prematurity is still a major health problem worldwide. Premature babies with LBW are at risk of developing growth disorders, especially body weight. Prematurity complications in the first year contribute to one million children die and each year around 15 million babies are born prematurely. One intervention that can be given is visual-tactile-kinesthetic stimulation. This stimulation is a stimulus series that provides sensory and motor experiences so that premature babies can show their appropriate growth progress. This research to determine the effectiveness of H-HOPE plus kinesthetic with VCO on the weight and body length of preterm infants. This type of experimental design study with pretest-posttest with control group design with independent variables was intervention in the form of H-HOPE plus Kinesthetic with VCO and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC). The samples in this study were preterm infants post Hospital-Care. Sampling used probability sampling technique with random sampling. The number of samples in this study is 30 respondents with 15 people in the intervention and control groups. The results of giving H-Hope plus kinesthetic with VCO interventions for 14 days in increasing weight and body length obtained sig value of 0.001 and 0.009 H-Hope plus kinesthetic with VCO is more effective in increasing weight and body length.


H-Hope, Preterm, Post Hospital Care, weight, length, VCO.

Full Text:



(1) Dinas Kesehatan Provinsi Jawa Tengah. Profil Kesehatan Jawa Tengah 2015. Semarang; 2015.

(2) Im H, Kim E. Effect of Yakson and Gentle Human Touch versus usual care on urine stress hormones and behaviors in preterm infants: A quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2009;46(4):450-8.

(3) Flacking R, Lehtonen L, Thomson G, Axelin A, Ahlqvist S, Moran VH, et al. Closeness and separation in neonatal intensive care. Acta Paediatrica. 2012;101(10):1032-7.

(4) Brett J, Staniszewska S, Newburn M, Jones N, Taylor L. A systematic mapping review of effective interventions for communicating with, supporting and providing information to parents of preterm infants. BMJ open. 2011:bmjopen-2010-000023.

(5) Nicolaou M, Rosewell R, Marlow N, Glazebrook C. Mothers' experiences of interacting with their premature infants. Journal of Reproductive and infant Psychology. 2009;27(2):182-94.

(6) Ikatan Dokter Anak Indonesia. Konsensus: Asuhan Nutrisi pada Bayi Prematur. Jakarrta: Ikatan Dokter Anak Indonesia; 2016.

(7) Field T, Diego M, Hernandez-Reif M. Massage therapy research. Developmental Review. 2007;27(1):75-89.

(8) Kumar J, Upadhyay A, Dwivedi AK, Gothwal S, Jaiswal V, Aggarwal S. Effect of oil massage on growth in preterm neonates less than 1800 g: a randomized control trial. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;80(6):465-9.

(9) Sankaranarayanan K, Mondkar J, Chauhan M, Mascarenhas B, Mainkar A, Salvi R. Oil massage in neonates: an open randomized controlled study of coconut versus mineral oil. Indian pediatrics. 2005;42(9):877.

(10) Fallah R, Karbasi SA, Golestan M, Fromandi M. Sunflower oil versus no oil moderate pressure massage leads to greater increases in weight in preterm neonates who are low birth weight. Early human development. 2013;89(9):769-72.

(11) Rangey PS, Sheth M. Comparative effect of massage therapy versus kangaroo mother care on body weight and length of hospital stay in low birth weight preterm infants. International journal of pediatrics. 2014;2014.

(12) Cho E-S, Kim S-J, Kwon MS, Cho H, Kim EH, Jun EM, et al. The Effects of Kangaroo Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the Physiological Functions of Preterm Infants, Maternal–Infant Attachment, and Maternal Stress. Journal of pediatric nursing. 2016;31(4):430-8.

(13) White-Traut RC, Rankin KM, Yoder JC, Liu L, Vasa R, Geraldo V, et al. Influence of H-HOPE intervention for premature infants on growth, feeding progression and length of stay during initial hospitalization. Journal of Perinatology. 2015;35(8):636.

(14) Sutarmi K, Melyana Nurul W. Love Touch Series 2: Pediatric Massage Therapy. Semarang: Indonesian Holisctic Care Association (IHCA); 2014.

(15) Saeidi R, Ghorbani Z, Shapouri Ma. The effect of massage with medium-chain

triglyceride oil on weight gain in premature neonates. 2015.

(16) W.F G. Fisiologi Kedokteran (Review Of Medical Physiology) (22nd Ed.). Jakarta:

Egc; 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21927/jnki.2018.6(3).58-63


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Jurnal Ners dan Kebidanan Indonesia (JNKI) indexed by:


Lisensi Creative Commons

  View My Stats