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The influence of maternal and child characteristics and paternal support on interactions of mothers and their medically fragile infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17243105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influences of maternal characteristics, infant characteristics, and paternal support on maternal positive involvement and developmental stimulation were examined over time in 59 mothers and their medically fragile infants using an ecological framework. Higher maternal education was associated with greater maternal positive involvement. More maternal depressive symptoms, more infant technological dependence, and lower birthweights were associated with less maternal positive involvement at 6 months but greater involvement at 12 months. Higher paternal helpfulness facilitated positive involvement in mothers with low depressive symptoms but not in those with elevated symptoms. Higher maternal education and more depressive symptoms were associated with more developmental stimulation. Thus, maternal interactive behaviors are affected by maternal, infant, and environment factors, and these effects change over time.
Tzu-Ying Lee; Diane Holditch-Davis; Margaret Shandor Miles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-29     Completed Date:  2007-02-27     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-30     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease*
Depression / psychology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Linear Models
Longitudinal Studies
Mother-Child Relations*
Social Support*
Spouses* / psychology
United States
Grant Support

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