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Maternal and child characteristics associated with mothers' perceptions of their high risk/developmentally delayed infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6192207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mothers of 46 high risk infants, many of whom were developmentally delayed, were visited in their homes at approximately 9 months post-expected-date-of-delivery. The Perception of Baby Temperament (PBT) scales and the Profile of Mood States were administered and an observation of infant, parent, and parent-infant behavior was made. Infants were most likely to receive higher PBT scores on more than one scale if their mothers were more highly educated and reported lesser degrees of depression and anxiety. Infants who were perceived as more active and approaching by their mothers tended to be rated as more responsive by the observer and to show less developmental delay. Mothers who rated their infants as more active tended to show greater responsiveness to the infant and to participate in reciprocal activities with the infant more frequently during the home visit. These findings demonstrate that mothers' perceptions of high risk/developmentally delayed infant temperament are associated with similar categories of variables found to correlate with maternal perceptions of developmentally normal infant temperament.
G Affleck; D Allen; B J McGrade; M McQueeney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of genetic psychology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0022-1325     ISO Abbreviation:  J Genet Psychol     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-23     Completed Date:  1983-09-23     Revised Date:  2007-03-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985112R     Medline TA:  J Genet Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Developmental Disabilities / psychology*
Maternal Behavior
Mother-Child Relations*

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