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Mothers' compliance with physicians' recommendations on infant feeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  458079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred thirty-one mothers who were patients of ten physicians were surveyed to determine their compliance with physician-recommended infant feeding practices. For a direct, self-reported measure, the rate of non-compliance was nearly 30 per cent. A second measure, a "compliance score," was computed by comparing mothers' responses to specific questions about the feeding of their babies with their physcians' recommendations for normal, healthy infants. The mean noncompliance rate on this measure was 44 per cent. Differing response patterns regarding specific feeding practices were found for breast-feeding and bottle feeding mothers. To determine selected psychologic factors associated with compliance, health-related attitude and belief scales were originated and validated. Attitudes that "nutrition is important" and a "concern for health" were significantly correlated with the compliance score for breast-feeding mothers.
W Morse; L S Sims; H A Guthrie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1979 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-25     Completed Date:  1979-09-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Cooperative Behavior*
Feeding Behavior
Infant Food
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Physician-Patient Relations
Sampling Studies

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