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The Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire: a validation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16673041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is a validation of a self-rating questionnaire designed to detect disorders of the mother-infant relationship. 125 subjects filled in the questionnaire, and were also interviewed using the 5(th) Edition of the Birmingham Interview for Maternal Mental Health. On the basis of these interviews and the case records, we made consensus diagnoses of various forms and degrees of mother infant relationship disorder, according to criteria published in this paper. We calculated specificity, sensitivity and positive predictive value of the four scale scores generated by the questionnaire. Scale 1 (a general factor) had a sensitivity of 0.82 for all mother-infant relationship disorders. Scale 2 (rejection and pathological anger) had a sensitivity of 0.88 for rejection of the infant, but only 0.67 for severe anger. The performance of scale 3 (infant-focused anxiety) was unsatisfactory. Scale 4 (incipient abuse) selected only a few mothers, but was of some value in identifying those at high risk of child abuse. Revision of the thresholds can improve sensitivity, especially of scale 2, where a cut-off point of 12 = normal, 13 = high better identifies mothers with threatened rejection. These new cut-off points would need validation in another sample.
Authors:
I F Brockington; C Fraser; D Wilson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies     Date:  2006-05-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of women's mental health     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1434-1816     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-05     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815663     Medline TA:  Arch Womens Ment Health     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The University of Birmingham, Bredenbury, UK. i.f.brockington@bham.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
England
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Mother-Child Relations* / ethnology
New Zealand
Object Attachment*
Postpartum Period / psychology*
Questionnaires*
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2006 Sep;9(5):229-31   [PMID:  16937311 ]

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