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Relations between maternal attachment representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction in preterm and full-term infants.
Infant Behav Dev. 2010 Jun; 33(3):330-6.IB

Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between maternal representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction in a group of preterm and full-term infants. The study groups consisted of 38 mothers and their preterm infants (</=1500g or<32 gestational weeks) and 45 mothers and their full-term infants. Maternal representations were assessed using the Working Model of Child Interview (WMCI) at 12 months of the infant's corrected age. The quality of mother-infant interaction was studied using the Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment (PCERA) method at 6 and 12 months of the infant's corrected age. The results showed that maternal representations are related to the quality of mother-infant interaction in a parallel manner in preterm and full-term infants and their mothers. Furthermore, distorted representations were more strongly related to a higher number of areas of concern in mother-infant interaction than other representation classifications. Our results underline the importance of combined assessment of the subjective experiences of the mother and the quality of mother-infant interaction in clinical follow-up. This is the first study to describe the relation between maternal attachment representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction involving preterm infants.

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Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku & University Hospital of Turku, Turku, Finland. riikka.korja@utu.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20417970

Citation

Korja, Riikka, et al. "Relations Between Maternal Attachment Representations and the Quality of Mother-infant Interaction in Preterm and Full-term Infants." Infant Behavior & Development, vol. 33, no. 3, 2010, pp. 330-6.
Korja R, Ahlqvist-Björkroth S, Savonlahti E, et al. Relations between maternal attachment representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction in preterm and full-term infants. Infant Behav Dev. 2010;33(3):330-6.
Korja, R., Ahlqvist-Björkroth, S., Savonlahti, E., Stolt, S., Haataja, L., Lapinleimu, H., Piha, J., & Lehtonen, L. (2010). Relations between maternal attachment representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction in preterm and full-term infants. Infant Behavior & Development, 33(3), 330-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2010.03.010
Korja R, et al. Relations Between Maternal Attachment Representations and the Quality of Mother-infant Interaction in Preterm and Full-term Infants. Infant Behav Dev. 2010;33(3):330-6. PubMed PMID: 20417970.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Relations between maternal attachment representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction in preterm and full-term infants. AU - Korja,Riikka, AU - Ahlqvist-Björkroth,Sari, AU - Savonlahti,Elina, AU - Stolt,Suvi, AU - Haataja,Leena, AU - Lapinleimu,Helena, AU - Piha,Jorma, AU - Lehtonen,Liisa, AU - ,, Y1 - 2010/04/24/ PY - 2009/09/11/received PY - 2010/02/03/revised PY - 2010/03/19/accepted PY - 2010/4/27/entrez PY - 2010/4/27/pubmed PY - 2010/8/25/medline SP - 330 EP - 6 JF - Infant behavior & development JO - Infant Behav Dev VL - 33 IS - 3 N2 - The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between maternal representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction in a group of preterm and full-term infants. The study groups consisted of 38 mothers and their preterm infants (</=1500g or<32 gestational weeks) and 45 mothers and their full-term infants. Maternal representations were assessed using the Working Model of Child Interview (WMCI) at 12 months of the infant's corrected age. The quality of mother-infant interaction was studied using the Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment (PCERA) method at 6 and 12 months of the infant's corrected age. The results showed that maternal representations are related to the quality of mother-infant interaction in a parallel manner in preterm and full-term infants and their mothers. Furthermore, distorted representations were more strongly related to a higher number of areas of concern in mother-infant interaction than other representation classifications. Our results underline the importance of combined assessment of the subjective experiences of the mother and the quality of mother-infant interaction in clinical follow-up. This is the first study to describe the relation between maternal attachment representations and the quality of mother-infant interaction involving preterm infants. SN - 1934-8800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20417970/Relations_between_maternal_attachment_representations_and_the_quality_of_mother_infant_interaction_in_preterm_and_full_term_infants_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0163-6383(10)00050-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -