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Maternal relationship style, paediatric health care use and infant health.
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PMID:  21886447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current exploratory study was to examine the relationships between maternal relationship style, paediatric health care use and infant health variables in a sample of middle-class and ethnically diverse mother-infant dyads.
METHODS: An initial cross-sectional cohort study obtained demographic and self-report data on mothers' relationship styles. As an extension of the original study, infants' patient files were reviewed for the year following initial recruitment to obtain data regarding the use of paediatric health care services and infant health. The final sample included 64 mothers and their infants.
RESULTS: Correlational analyses revealed that mothers' higher endorsement of a dismissive relationship style were associated with fewer acute care visits and fewer reported infant illnesses.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with other relationship styles, mothers who highly endorsed a dismissive relationship style tended to use fewer acute paediatric health care services and reported fewer infant health problems. However, further longitudinal research is needed to clarify these relationships.
Rachel E Horton; Laila Din Osmun; Rebecca R Pillai Riddell; Bonnie Stevens; Saul Greenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrics & child health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1918-1485     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-02     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815960     Medline TA:  Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychology, York University;
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