The Effect of Baby Massage Toward Sleep Quality Among Baby with Acute Respiration Infection: A Quasi-Experimental Study

  • Agni Laili Perdani Department of Pediatric Nursing, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keperawatan PPNI Jawa Barat
  • Wina Widaningsih 2Bachelor Nursing Study Program, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keperawatan PPNI Jawa Barat
  • Agus Hendra 1Department of Pediatric Nursing, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Keperawatan PPNI Jawa Barat
  • Dewi Srinatania Faculty of Nursing, Lincoln University College (LUC), Malaysia


Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)  is still a major health problem among children under 5 years old. One of the clinical manifestations besides cough, sore throat, and fever is sleep difficulty. Sleep is essential for children to support growth and development. The supportive management for babies with ARI is the baby massage. However, most parents view that sleep disorder is not a big problem. This study aimed to see the effect of baby massage on sleep quality for infants under 12 months diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI). This research is a quantitative perspective using a quasi-experimental study. Respondents were divided into control and intervention groups, with 60 respondents, 30 control groups and 30 intervention groups. Data was collected before and after the baby massage intervention. Instruments were used: The Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire (BISQ-R) tool with a total of questions is 19 distributed in 3 subscales consisting of Infant Sleep, Parent Perception, and Parent Behaviour with the r-test retest (r >.82) indicating high correlations. Data were analyzed using bivariate calculations. Based on the results, the baby's mean age is 7.77±3.29 and is mostly boys. The independent T-test shows a significant effect in the intervention group before and after a baby massage from 60.50+-8.29 to 77.75 ± 9.98. with a p-value of 0.000 (p<0.05). Massaging children in the intervention group twice a day, morning and evening, improves sleep quality among babies with ARI; therefore, a structured operational procedure should be implemented in the children's ward, and pediatric nurses must also be skilled with baby massage. 


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PERDANI, Agni Laili et al. The Effect of Baby Massage Toward Sleep Quality Among Baby with Acute Respiration Infection: A Quasi-Experimental Study. NurseLine Journal, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 84-89, may 2024. ISSN 2541-464X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 july 2024. doi:

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