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The Mother and Baby Interaction Scale: a valid broadband instrument for efficient screening of postpartum interaction? A preliminary validation in a Norwegian community sample.
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PMID:  22892011     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Scand J Caring Sci; 2012 The Mother and Baby Interaction Scale: a valid broadband instrument for efficient screening of postpartum interaction? A preliminary validation in a Norwegian community sample Background and aims:  The mother-infant relationship may represent a risk or a protective factor for child development. Hence, an early focus on the relationship may be a worthwhile preventive measure. A simple 10-item instrument, the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale, could be a convenient screening instrument for early bonding failure. In this pilot study, preliminary indications of the internal consistency, stability, principal components validity of the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale were investigated. Methods:  Seventy-six postpartum women participated. The Mother and Baby Interaction Scale and Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire were completed together with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The internal reliability of the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale, and its correlations with the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, was examined. Principal component analysis of the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale was conducted, and the emerging subscales were compared with the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire. Results:  The principal component analysis yielded four subscales: Bonding problems, Worries about caretaking, Regulation and routine and Sensitivity and separation. We found acceptable internal consistency of the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale. The total score of the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale correlated better (r = 0.72) with the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire than the four subscales. The correlation between the total scores of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Mother And Baby Interaction Scale was r = 0.49. Conclusions:  The total score of the Mother and Baby Interaction Scale is a promising measure for early screening of the quality of the mother-infant relationship and is suitable for general practitioners, midwives and other health workers dealing with postpartum women and their children.
Authors:
Magnhild S Høivik; Nina A Burkeland; Olav M Linaker; Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of caring sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-6712     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Caring Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804206     Medline TA:  Scand J Caring Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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2012 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2012 Nordic College of Caring Science.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway Division of Psychiatry, St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.
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