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Perinatal attachment in naturally pregnant and infertility-treated pregnant women in Taiwan.
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PMID:  21545637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
chen c.-j., chen y.-c., sung h.-c., kuo p.-c. & wang c.-h. (2011) Perinatal attachment in naturally pregnant and infertility-treated pregnant women in Taiwan. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05665.x ABSTRACT: Aim.  This article is a report of a study of the differences in maternal-foetal attachment and maternal-infant attachment among naturally pregnant and infertility-treated pregnant women in Taiwan. Background.  Studies have shown that infertility treatment is likely to make up an increasing proportion in the coming years. As these experiences are unique, the attachment relationship may be affected. Method.  The research data were collected from two obstetrics clinics which were located in central Taiwan. In 2008, all participants (n = 125) were asked to fill out the prenatal questionnaires at the beginning of the study and were followed up with postnatal questionnaires that were mailed to them 1-2 months after labour (n = 110). We used chi-square tests for categorical and t- tests for continuous variables. Multivariate analysis of variances was then performed, and changes in the maternal-foetal attachment and maternal-infant attachment Scales were assessed. Findings.  Women who became pregnant after fertility treatment had higher maternal-foetus and maternal-infant attachment scores, and this result was statistically significant; pregnancy mode and level of education are the main factors that have a significant effect on maternal-foetus attachment; and pregnancy mode and participation in prenatal education have a main effect on maternal-infant attachment. Conclusion.  Development of a specific support group for mothers, such as a group for prenatal education, and providing useful resources for pregnant women with a lower level of education are involved in the future research studies for therapeutic intervention.
Chen-Jung Chen; Yi-Chang Chen; Huei-Chuan Sung; Pi-Chao Kuo; Chih-Hung Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2648     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Chen-Jung Chen MSc RN Lecturer Department of Nursing, Jen-Teh Junior of Medicine Nursing and Management, and PhD Student, Institute of Medical Sciences of Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Yi-Chang Chen MSc OT Assistant Instructor Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Counseling, National Changhua University of Education, Zhang Hua, Taiwan Huei-chuan Sung PhD RN Associate Professor Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi College of Technology & Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Pi-Chao Kuo PhD RN Associate Professor and Research Adviser School of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Nursing Department of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan Chih-Hung Wang PhD Associate Professor Graduate Institute of Education, National Changhua University of Education, Zhang Hua, Taiwan.
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