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Predictors of depressive symptom trajectories in mothers of preterm or low birth weight infants.
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PMID:  19803605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Predictors of maternal depression trajectories were examined longitudinally in families with an infant born preterm or at a low birth weight. A total of 181 mother-infant dyads enrolled in the study before the infant's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge. Maternal depressive symptoms were assessed at 5 timepoints, and contextual variables and infant risks were assessed at NICU discharge. Hierarchical linear models revealed that mothers who experienced more risk factors reported more depressive symptoms just before their infant's NICU discharge and showed less decline in depressive symptoms in the months immediately following the child's birth. Although cumulative risks predicted depression trajectories, this effect appeared driven by maternal and family sociodemographic risks rather than infant risks. Addition of family support as a covariate in the multilevel models with a subsample of families revealed that social support and depression covaried across time. However, most of the findings regarding the association between risk and depression remained consistent, whereas the effects of maternal race and multiple birth were slightly attenuated.
Julie Poehlmann; A J Miller Schwichtenberg; Daniel Bolt; Janean Dilworth-Bart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1939-1293     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Psychol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-06     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802265     Medline TA:  J Fam Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  690-704     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Depression, Postpartum / diagnosis,  psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / psychology*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Risk Factors
Social Support
Young Adult
Grant Support
F31 HD051035/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; F31 HD051035-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; F31 HD051035-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; F31 HD051035-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD44163/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD044163/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD044163-01A1/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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