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Correlates of mother-premature infant interactions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17514707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study's purpose was to examine whether child characteristics, child illness severity, maternal characteristics, maternal psychological well-being, and paternal support influenced interactions between 108 premature infants and their mothers. Mothers with singletons or more infant illness stress showed more positive involvement. Mothers with less infant illness stress, less education, or less participation in caregiving by fathers showed more negative control. First-time mothers and mothers of singletons provided more developmental stimulation. Children of younger and White mothers showed more social behaviors. Less maternal education and shorter period of mechanical ventilation were associated with greater developmental maturity. Greater maternal worry was related to more child irritability. These findings are consistent with the developmental science view that the mother-premature relationship is a complex, reciprocal process.
Diane Holditch-Davis; Todd Schwartz; Beth Black; Mark Scher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-24     Completed Date:  2007-07-13     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-46     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Developmental Disabilities / etiology,  prevention & control
Educational Status
Fathers / psychology
Infant Behavior / psychology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Linear Models
Maternal Age
Maternal Behavior / psychology*
Midwestern United States
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / education,  psychology*
Nursing Methodology Research
Paternal Behavior
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Social Support
Southeastern United States
Stress, Psychological / prevention & control,  psychology
Videotape Recording
Grant Support

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