Abstract: Kangaroo mother care is an intervention in which a diaper clad infant is held skin to skin next to parents chest. Infant benefits include improvement in thermoregulation, oxygenation, breathing pattern stability, weight gain and increased quit sleep. An infant incubator is an area of high degree of isolation, to provide optimum conditions of temperature, humidity and oxygen concentration for individual survival. Both Kangaroo mother care and infant incubator are equally beneficial to babies in maintaining thermo neural temperature and prevent energy expenditure. The conceptual framework selected for the study was based on the concept of Betty Neumans System, Theory postulated by Betty Neuman (1972). A comparative and evaluative approach wasadapted for the study. The research design used for this study is Pre experimental two group pre test post test design. This study was conducted in P.P.K. Hospital, Marthandam, K. K. District by using Non probability convenience sampling technique was used. A sample of 50 NICU admitted babies, 25 babies were selected for incubator care as Group A and 25 babies were selected for incubator care with kangaroo care as Group B. Demographic profile and observation check list was used to collect the data. The data was planned to analyze on the basis of objectives and hypothesis of the study. The statistical figure outlined that, the majority of babies got better improvement in selected factors after incubator care with Kangaroo care than Incubator care.
Keywords: Incubator Care, Incubator Care with Kangaroo Care, Effectiveness, Selected Factors