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Anxiety among Black and Latina Mothers of Premature Infants at Social-Environmental Risk.
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PMID:  22962543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Anxiety is heightened for mothers of premature infants, potentially interfering with early mothering. This study describes relationships among race/ethnicity, language, and anxiety for women at social-environmental risk who deliver a premature infant. Postnatal baseline interview data from a randomized trial testing a behavioral intervention for mothers and infants (29-34 weeks gestational age) were used to examine maternal state (STAI-Y1) and trait (STAI-Y2) anxiety among blacks and Latinas, and by language preference. Latinas (n = 97) had an elevated prevalence of high (≥ 40) state anxiety compared to blacks (n = 97), with Latinas preferring a Spanish to an English interview reporting the highest levels of state anxiety. Trait anxiety did not differ across groups. Culturally appropriate interventions are needed to reduce anxiety among Latina mothers delivering premature infants, especially among those with limited English language proficiency. A racially/ethnically diverse workforce, bilingual healthcare providers, and trained medical interpreters may help to ensure better outcomes.
Camille Fabiyi; Kristin Rankin; Kathleen Norr; Nicole Shapiro; Rosemary White-Traut
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Newborn and infant nursing reviews : NAINR     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1558-352X     ISO Abbreviation:  Newborn Infant Nurs Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126037     Medline TA:  Newborn Infant Nurs Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  132-140     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.
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