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Eye of the beholder? Maternal mental health and the quality of infant sleep.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22858167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Transactional models of parenting and infant sleep call attention to bidirectional associations among parenting, the biosocial environment, and infant sleep behaviors. Although night waking and bedtime fussing are normative during infancy and early childhood, they can be challenging for parents. The current study, conducted in the United States between 2003 and 2009, examined concurrent and longitudinal associations between maternal mental health and infant sleep during the first year. Concurrent associations at 6 and 12 months and longitudinal associations from 6 to 12 months were studied in a non-clinic referred sample of 171 economically and culturally diverse families. Mothers with poorer mental health reported that their infants had more night waking and bedtime distress and were more bothered by these sleep issues. Associations between infant sleep and maternal mental health were moderated by culture (Hispanic/Asian vs. other) and by stressors that included high parenting stress, more stressful life events, and low family income. Individual differences in maternal well-being may color mothers' interpretations of infants' sleep behaviors. It may be prudent to intervene to support maternal mental health when infants are referred for sleep problems.
Authors:
Wendy A Goldberg; Rachel G Lucas-Thompson; Gary R Germo; Meret A Keller; Elysia Poggi Davis; Curt A Sandman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-07-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1873-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  2013-04-08     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Anxiety / diagnosis*
Depression / diagnosis*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Behavior*
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Mothers / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Sleep* / physiology
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
MH-86062/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; NS-41298/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R01 HD051852/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 NS041298/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R03 MH086062/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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