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Table 1 Summary of RCT studies included in the analysis, June 30, 2018

From: The effects of kangaroo mother care on the time to breastfeeding initiation among preterm and LBW infants: a meta-analysis of published studies

Sr. Author Publication year KMC mean time to initiate breastfeeding Radiator warmer Study design Inclusion criteria Setting
    mean SD Total mean SD Total    
1 Rahman et al. [18] 2017 9.10 2.40 40 14.70 4.50 40 RCT Preterm + LBW Bangladesh
2 Mahbubul et al. [17] 2017 9.53 3.35 40 14.35 6.06 40 RCT LBW Bangladesh
3 Lamy Filho et al. [16] 2008 18.90 11.4 354 24.10 12.8 609 RCT LBW Brazil
4 Sharma et al. [20] 2016 10.10 5.90 71 10.80 4.30 70 RCT Preterm + LBW India
5 Suman Rao et al. [22] 2008 5.71 5.65 103 4.85 4.94 103 RCT LBW India
6 Ghavane et al. [21] 2012 9.70 6.40 71 11.00 8.10 69 RCT LBW India
7 Jagadale & Salunkhe [15] 2014 5.4 1.10 25 6.7 2.92 25 RCT LBW India
8 Srivastava et al. [19] 2014 6.71 1.89 118 9.55 1.14 122 RCT Preterm India