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Correlates of mother-infant interaction in premature infants from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2062586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship among infant temperament, maternal background, social support, confidence, and mother-infant interaction in a low socieconomic status population. METHOD: Interaction between 49 premature infants and their mothers was assessed longitudinally at ages 4 months and 8 months using feeding and play scales. Social support, maternal confidence, and infant temperament were also assessed by questionnaires given to the mother. RESULTS: At 4 months, mother-child interaction was significantly correlated with length of hospitalization, birthweight, temperament, and social support. At 8 months, only temperament and social support were correlated with mother-infant interaction. CONCLUSIONS: Efforts should be focused on early assessment of mother's perceptions of their infants. Support systems should be evaluated prior to discharge.
L Zahr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    1991 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-07     Completed Date:  1991-08-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-64     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / psychology*
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Longitudinal Studies
Mother-Child Relations*
Nursing Assessment
Social Support
Socioeconomic Factors

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