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Mothers' understanding of their infants in the context of an internal working model of caregiving.
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PMID:  17510571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exploration of mothers' understanding of their infants was guided by the concept of internal working model of caregiving, which includes relationship-relevant expectations and intentions. Twenty-nine mothers of healthy, term infants participated in semistructured interviews concerning actual and hypothetical caregiving episodes. Expectations and intentions were each rated with an ordinal rating (1-6) that qualified adaptiveness or attunement. On average, mothers viewed their infants as having their own agendas and intended to accommodate them within limits. Further specification of expectations and intentions and exploration of conditions that contribute to ordinal types could help researchers and clinicians tailor interventions supportive of maternal development.
Rana Limbo; Karen Pridham
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ANS. Advances in nursing science     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1550-5014     ISO Abbreviation:  ANS Adv Nurs Sci     Publication Date:    2007 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-18     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809992     Medline TA:  ANS Adv Nurs Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-50     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Western Campus, La Crosse, WI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Caregivers / psychology*
Child Rearing / psychology
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infant, Newborn
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological*
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*
Qualitative Research

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