Mother-infant interaction in premature infants at three months after nursery discharge
Davis, Leigh M., Edwards, Helen E., & Mohay, Heather A. (2003) Mother-infant interaction in premature infants at three months after nursery discharge. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9(6), pp. 374-381.
Both the immature and disorganized behaviour of the premature infant and the psychosocial or socioeconomic factors
which adversely affect a mother’s responsiveness to her premature infant can jeopardize the mother-infant relationship. At
three months after infant hospital discharge, the interactions of 50 premature infants (£ 32 weeks) and their mothers were
videotaped and coded using the Nursing Child Assessment Feeding Scale.The relationship between data derived from the
feeding interaction and maternal psychosocial and infant perinatal variables collected at one month after birth and at three
months after discharge from hospital were examined. Results showed that the mothers’ use of coping strategies both in
hospital and at home were important factors in explaining mother–infant interaction.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||mother, child relations, mother–infant interaction, postpartum depression, premature infant|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Midwifery (111006)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 Blackwell Publishing|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com|
|Deposited On:||13 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 22:57|
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