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Anxiety, dysphoria, and depression symptoms in mothers of preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19610499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare presence and severity of clinical symptoms of anxiety, dysphoria, and depression in mothers of preterm and of full-term infants and to observe changes in symptoms of mothers of preterm infants during hospitalization of the infants and after discharge, 50 mothers of preterm infants and 25 mothers of full-term infants completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory. The mothers with preterm infants had significantly higher clinical symptoms of State Anxiety during hospitalization than the group with full-term infants, but the clinical symptoms of anxiety in mothers of preterm infants decreased significantly after discharge. The health staff in a neonatal intensive care unit should not only be aware of infants' clinical status but also of the mothers' emotional state.
Flávia Helena Pereira Padovani; Ana Emília Vita Carvalho; Geraldo Duarte; Francisco Eulógio Martinez; Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Philosophy, Science, and Arts of Ribeirão Preto University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Anxiety / diagnosis*,  psychology
Depression / diagnosis*,  psychology
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data
Life Change Events
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data

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