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The Role of Negative Maternal Affective States and Infant Temperament in Early Interactions Between Infants With Cleft Lip and Their Mothers.
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PMID:  22004886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The study examined the early interaction between mothers and their infants with cleft lip, assessing the role of maternal affective state and expressiveness and differences in infant temperament. METHODS: Mother-infant interactions were assessed in 25 2-month-old infants with cleft lip and 25 age-matched healthy infants. Self-report and behavioral observations were used to assess maternal depressive symptoms and expressions. Mothers rated infant temperament. RESULTS: Infants with cleft lip were less engaged and their mothers showed more difficulty in interaction than control group dyads. Mothers of infants with cleft lip displayed more negative affectivity, but did not report more self-rated depressive symptoms than control group mothers. No group differences were found in infant temperament. CONCLUSIONS: In order to support the mother's experience and facilitate her ongoing parental role, findings highlight the importance of identifying maternal negative affectivity during early interactions, even when they seem have little awareness of their depressive symptoms.
Rosario Montirosso; Claudia Fedeli; Lynne Murray; Francesco Morandi; Roberto Brusati; Guenda Ghezzi Perego; Renato Borgatti
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-735X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801773     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Centre for the Study of Social Emotional Development of the at Risk Infant, Scientific Institute, Winnicott Research Unit, School of Psychology, University of Reading, Unit of Pediatric, Fatebenefratelli Sacra Famiglia Hospital, Unit of Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry, San Paolo Hospital and Department of Child and Adolescent Neurology and Psychiatry, Scientific Institute.
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