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The correlation between breastfeeding and maternal quality of life in southern Brazil.
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PMID:  21034240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Purpose: This study examined the relationship between the breastfeeding efficacy and quality of life (QoL) in a sample of 89 mothers from southern Brazil. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to explore correlations between maternal QoL and breastfeeding efficacy in Brazil. Methods: Research participants completed the Portuguese version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF and Multicultural Quality of Life Index questionnaires. Breastfeeding efficacy was evaluated through the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (BSES-SF). Correlations between the scores of the QoL instruments and the BSES-SF were examined using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients. Results: There were significant correlations among the scores of the two QoL questionnaires and the BSES-SF. Multiple regression analysis revealed that both QoL instruments significantly predicted BSES-SF scores. Neither socioeconomic status nor level of educational attainment was a significant predictor of breastfeeding efficacy. Conclusions: The results from the present study indicate that breastfeeding efficacy is significantly related to QoL among mothers in southern Brazil. The association between QoL and breastfeeding efficacy appears to be independent from any effect of socioeconomic status or level of educational achievement.
Carlos Zubaran; Katia Foresti
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1556-8342     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Med     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101260777     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
1 Blacktown Hospital , Sydney, New South Wales, Australia .
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