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Full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm infants' self-regulating behaviors during a Still-Face interaction: influences of maternal touch.
Infant Behav Dev. 2012 Dec; 35(4):779-91.IB

Abstract

The present study was designed to examine maternal touch and infants' self-regulating behavior in full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm (VLBW/PT) infant-mother dyads. Mothers and their 5½-month-old full-term (n=40) and VLBW/PT (n=40) infants participated in a Still-Face (SF) procedure. Mothers used high levels of touching (82% of the interaction) and the functions of touch changed across periods. More attention-getting touch was used during the Normal period and more nurturing and playful touch during the Reunion Normal period. Mothers of VLBW/PT infants engaged in more playful touch across periods. Similar amounts of self-regulatory behaviors were observed for both groups across all three periods; however, full-term infants exhibited greater self-comfort regulatory behaviors during the Reunion Normal period. Finally, for both groups the presence and quality of maternal touch were associated with infants' self-regulating behavior; thus providing evidence for the regulatory roles of maternal touch. These findings underscore how both maternal touch and infants' self-regulating behaviors are important and effective components of infants' emotion regulation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Canada. ameliejea@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22982279

Citation

Jean, Amélie D L., and Dale M. Stack. "Full-term and Very-low-birth-weight Preterm Infants' Self-regulating Behaviors During a Still-Face Interaction: Influences of Maternal Touch." Infant Behavior & Development, vol. 35, no. 4, 2012, pp. 779-91.
Jean AD, Stack DM. Full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm infants' self-regulating behaviors during a Still-Face interaction: influences of maternal touch. Infant Behav Dev. 2012;35(4):779-91.
Jean, A. D., & Stack, D. M. (2012). Full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm infants' self-regulating behaviors during a Still-Face interaction: influences of maternal touch. Infant Behavior & Development, 35(4), 779-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.07.023
Jean AD, Stack DM. Full-term and Very-low-birth-weight Preterm Infants' Self-regulating Behaviors During a Still-Face Interaction: Influences of Maternal Touch. Infant Behav Dev. 2012;35(4):779-91. PubMed PMID: 22982279.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm infants' self-regulating behaviors during a Still-Face interaction: influences of maternal touch. AU - Jean,Amélie D L, AU - Stack,Dale M, Y1 - 2012/09/13/ PY - 2011/07/11/received PY - 2012/03/02/revised PY - 2012/07/28/accepted PY - 2012/9/18/entrez PY - 2012/9/18/pubmed PY - 2013/4/25/medline SP - 779 EP - 91 JF - Infant behavior & development JO - Infant Behav Dev VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - The present study was designed to examine maternal touch and infants' self-regulating behavior in full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm (VLBW/PT) infant-mother dyads. Mothers and their 5½-month-old full-term (n=40) and VLBW/PT (n=40) infants participated in a Still-Face (SF) procedure. Mothers used high levels of touching (82% of the interaction) and the functions of touch changed across periods. More attention-getting touch was used during the Normal period and more nurturing and playful touch during the Reunion Normal period. Mothers of VLBW/PT infants engaged in more playful touch across periods. Similar amounts of self-regulatory behaviors were observed for both groups across all three periods; however, full-term infants exhibited greater self-comfort regulatory behaviors during the Reunion Normal period. Finally, for both groups the presence and quality of maternal touch were associated with infants' self-regulating behavior; thus providing evidence for the regulatory roles of maternal touch. These findings underscore how both maternal touch and infants' self-regulating behaviors are important and effective components of infants' emotion regulation. SN - 1934-8800 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22982279/Full_term_and_very_low_birth_weight_preterm_infants'_self_regulating_behaviors_during_a_Still_Face_interaction:_influences_of_maternal_touch_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0163-6383(12)00100-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -