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Maternal concepts and expectations regarding a preterm infant.
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PMID:  18988443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the present study was: (a) to identify the concerns, verbally expressed, of 50 mothers regarding their preterm infants (PT) and then compare their verbal expression with those of 25 mothers of full-term infants (FT); and (b) to correlate the mothers' verbal expressions with maternal and infant variables. The following instruments were used to compose and characterize the sample: Structure Clinical Interview for DSM III-R Non-Patient (SCID/NP), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and medical charts. Results showed that there was no difference between groups in term of mothers' expectations and conceptualizations; both groups exhibited predominantly positive expectations and concepts. In comparison with FT mothers, PT mothers verbally expressed more feelings and reactions predominantly negative or conflicting in relation to infant birth. Higher levels of maternal anxiety and depression in the PT Group were correlated with more verbal expressions about negative or conflicting emotions. In addition, lower birth weight, higher neonatal risk and longer length of stay in intensive care nursery of the infants were related with more negative or conflicting concepts by the mothers.
Flávia Helena Pereira Padovani; Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares; Ingrid Duarte Pinto; Geraldo Duarte; Francisco Eulógio Martinez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Spanish journal of psychology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1138-7416     ISO Abbreviation:  Span J Psychol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-07     Completed Date:  2009-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095192     Medline TA:  Span J Psychol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Conflict (Psychology)
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight / psychology*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Interview, Psychological
Mothers / psychology*
Personality Inventory
Set (Psychology)*
Young Adult

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