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Table 5 Comparison of the mean scores of infant weight and lactation performance during follow-up in both groups

From: Intervention based on BASNEF model increases exclusive breastfeeding in preterm infants in Iran: a randomized controlled trial

   Baseline First month after intervention Second month after intervention Third month after intervention Fourth month after intervention RMa between groups
Infant weight Intervention group 2112.26 ± 439.22 2818.62 ± 588.54 3844.83 ± 642.68 4743.10 ± 678.78 5694.80 ± 779.43 F = 22.84
p < 0.001
Control group 2126.29 ± 453.96 2422.58 ± 607.18 3296.45 ± 684.24 4145.08 ± 749.60 4760.17 ± 859.12
p 0.86 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001  
Lactation performance Intervention group 5.61 ± 1.86 7.52 ± 2.21 8.01 ± 1.88 8.70 ± 1.93 8.62 ± 2.08 F = 19.05
p < 0.001
Control group 5.85 ± 1.84 5.90 ± 1.96 5.84 ± 1.84 6.38 ± 2.30 6.40 ± 1.84
p 0.07 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001  
  1. aRepeated Measures ANOVA test