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Mother and father interactions over the first year with term and preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8948399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mothers and fathers of 54 term infants and 49 preterm infants were observed individually interacting with their infant in the home during a structured task (Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale) when the child was 3 and 12 months old. Parents of preterm infants had lower interaction scores than parents of term infants. Differences between the groups were not explained by differences in the behavior of the infant, in levels of stress (measured by the Parenting Stress Index), in marital support (measured by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale), or in level of involvement with their child. Fathers of both term and preterm infants had lower interaction scores than mothers. Parents' interaction scores decreased over time, while the responsiveness and clarity of cues of the infants increased over time. The results are discussed in relationship to other research on prematurity stereotyping and the vulnerable child syndrome.
M J Harrison; J Magill-Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Child Psychology* / statistics & numerical data
Father-Child Relations*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Mother-Child Relations*
Psychological Tests / statistics & numerical data
Stress, Psychological / psychology

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