Table 4.

Parental Evaluation of Colic Symptoms and the Effect of Intervention

Parental
Evaluation
Infant Massage
Group (n = 28)
n (%)
Crib Vibrator
Group (n = 30)
n (%)
Colic symptoms
 After first wk of
  intervention
  Decreased15  (54)18  (60)
  Not changed11  (39)11  (37)
  Increased 2  (7) 1  (3)
 After third wk of
  intervention
  Decreased26  (93)28  (93)
  Not changed 1  (4) 1  (3)
  Increased 1  (4) 1  (3)
Effect of intervention
 After first wk of
  intervention
  Colic decreasing13  (46)15  (50)
  No effect10  (36)11  (37)
  Colic increasing 0  (0) 0  (0)
  Cannot say 5  (18) 4  (13)
 After third wk of
  intervention
  Colic decreasing17  (61)19  (63)
  No effect 6  (21) 9  (30)
  Colic increasing 0  (0) 0  (0)
  Cannot say 5  (18) 2  (7)