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The relationship between maternal confidence and mother-infant behaviors in premature infants.
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PMID:  1891613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between maternal confidence in mothers of premature infants, maternal behaviors and skills, and infant temperament. The relationship between certain prenatal and background variables and maternal confidence also was assessed. The sample consisted of 49 mother--infant pairs from low socioeconomic backgrounds who were followed for 8 months. Maternal behaviors were assessed in the neonatal intensive care unit and during 4- and 8-month follow-up visits at home. Infant temperament was assessed using the Bates Infant Characteristics Questionnaire. The results revealed that maternal confidence was related to education, income, and parity as well as the presence and severity of intraventricular bleed. There was no relationship between observed maternal behaviors and skills and perceived confidence by mothers. Maternal confidence was related to infant temperament ratings.
L K Zahr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-15     Completed Date:  1991-10-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-86     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
UCLA School of Nursing 90024-1702.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Maternal Behavior*
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / education,  psychology
Nursing Assessment
Self Concept*
Social Support

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