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Advisory Committee Chair

Fred J Biasini

Advisory Committee Members

Lynda Harrison

Sylvie Mrug

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


The current study aims to determine whether teen mothers and their infants benefit from infant massage. A great deal of information related to the benefits of infant massage for premature infants is available in the literature, however, only a few studies have focused on infants of teen mothers. Because a number of risks have been associated with teen pregnancy, this population is a sensible choice for intervention. This study looks at the effects of infant massage on teen mothers and their infants, particularly in the areas of parental stress, depression, maternal confidence, and feelings about physical contact.



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