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Enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security with video feedback: an exploratory study in Italy.
Infant Ment Health J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 36(1):53-61.IM

Abstract

This study aims to explore whether a short-term and attachment-based video-feedback intervention, the Video-Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting With Discussions on the Representational Level (VIPP-R; F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, & M.H. van IJzendoorn, 2008), might be effective in enhancing maternal sensitivity and in promoting infants' attachment security in an Italian sample of dyads with primiparous mothers. Moreover, we explore whether the effectiveness of VIPP-R might be different for parents with insecure attachment representations who might be most in need of preventive intervention, as compared to parents who already have a more balanced and secure state of mind. Thirty-two infants (40% female) and their mothers participated in the study. The sample was divided into an intervention group (n = 16) and a comparison group (n = 16). At 6 and 13 months of age, the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI; M. Main, N. Kaplan, & J. Cassidy, 1985) was administered. Moreover, a 30-min mother-infant play situation was videotaped and coded for maternal sensitivity with the Emotional Availability Scales (Z. Biringen, J. Robinson, & R.N. Emde, 2000). At 13 months of age, the Strange Situation Procedure (M.D.S. Ainsworth, M.D. Blehar, E. Waters, & S. Wall, 1978) was used to assess the security of mother-infant attachment. Results revealed a significant interaction effect between intervention and AAI security for infant attachment security; moreover, main effects of AAI security and intervention for maternal sensitivity were found. The VIPP-R appears effective in enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security, although only mothers with an insecure attachment representation may benefit from the intervention.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25445216

Citation

Cassibba, Rosalinda, et al. "Enhancing Maternal Sensitivity and Infant Attachment Security With Video Feedback: an Exploratory Study in Italy." Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. 36, no. 1, 2015, pp. 53-61.
Cassibba R, Castoro G, Costantino E, et al. Enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security with video feedback: an exploratory study in Italy. Infant Ment Health J. 2015;36(1):53-61.
Cassibba, R., Castoro, G., Costantino, E., Sette, G., & Van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2015). Enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security with video feedback: an exploratory study in Italy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(1), 53-61. https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21486
Cassibba R, et al. Enhancing Maternal Sensitivity and Infant Attachment Security With Video Feedback: an Exploratory Study in Italy. Infant Ment Health J. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):53-61. PubMed PMID: 25445216.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security with video feedback: an exploratory study in Italy. AU - Cassibba,Rosalinda, AU - Castoro,Germana, AU - Costantino,Elisabetta, AU - Sette,Giovanna, AU - Van Ijzendoorn,Marinus H, Y1 - 2014/12/01/ PY - 2014/12/3/entrez PY - 2014/12/3/pubmed PY - 2015/9/30/medline SP - 53 EP - 61 JF - Infant mental health journal JO - Infant Ment Health J VL - 36 IS - 1 N2 - This study aims to explore whether a short-term and attachment-based video-feedback intervention, the Video-Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting With Discussions on the Representational Level (VIPP-R; F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, & M.H. van IJzendoorn, 2008), might be effective in enhancing maternal sensitivity and in promoting infants' attachment security in an Italian sample of dyads with primiparous mothers. Moreover, we explore whether the effectiveness of VIPP-R might be different for parents with insecure attachment representations who might be most in need of preventive intervention, as compared to parents who already have a more balanced and secure state of mind. Thirty-two infants (40% female) and their mothers participated in the study. The sample was divided into an intervention group (n = 16) and a comparison group (n = 16). At 6 and 13 months of age, the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI; M. Main, N. Kaplan, & J. Cassidy, 1985) was administered. Moreover, a 30-min mother-infant play situation was videotaped and coded for maternal sensitivity with the Emotional Availability Scales (Z. Biringen, J. Robinson, & R.N. Emde, 2000). At 13 months of age, the Strange Situation Procedure (M.D.S. Ainsworth, M.D. Blehar, E. Waters, & S. Wall, 1978) was used to assess the security of mother-infant attachment. Results revealed a significant interaction effect between intervention and AAI security for infant attachment security; moreover, main effects of AAI security and intervention for maternal sensitivity were found. The VIPP-R appears effective in enhancing maternal sensitivity and infant attachment security, although only mothers with an insecure attachment representation may benefit from the intervention. SN - 1097-0355 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25445216/Enhancing_maternal_sensitivity_and_infant_attachment_security_with_video_feedback:_an_exploratory_study_in_Italy_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21486 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -