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Maternal psychological problems associated with neonatal intensive care admission.
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PMID:  20041013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Background. Mothers of infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are believed to have heightened distress. The purpose of this paper was to determine depression and anxiety symptoms and attachment style in NICU mothers. Methods. The NICU group consisted of mothers whose infants were admitted to the NICU and the control group consisted of mothers of healthy term infants. The psychosocial assessments were done at the first month. Results. The mean Edinburgh Postpartum Depression (EPDS) score of NICU mothers was significantly higher than that of the control group mothers (9.6 +/- 5.6 versus 7.3 +/- 4.9, P = .005). NICU mothers who had high EPDS (>/=13) scores had significantly higher anxiety scores and insecure attachment style in comparison to the subgroup of NICU mothers who had low EPDS scores. Conclusion. Mothers of NICU babies had higher EPDS scores. Mothers who had higher EPDS scores had higher anxiety scores as well. These NICU mothers should receive appropriate counseling during the hospitalization of their babies.
Authors:
Ziya Yurdakul; Ipek Akman; M Kemal Kuşçu; Aytul Karabekiroglu; Gulsum Yaylalı; Figen Demir; Eren Ozek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatrics     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1687-9759     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-30     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517077     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591359     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics-Neonatology, Marmara Medical School, Marmara University Hospital, Tophanelioğlu Cad. No:13/18, 34034 Istanbul, Turkey.
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