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Quality of attachment as a predictor of maternal visitation to young hospitalized children.
J Pediatr Psychol. 1996 Jun; 21(3):401-17.JP

Abstract

Tested a comprehensive model of factors predicting maternal visitation with hospitalized children. Subjects were 86 mothers who completed the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, a 12-item attachment measure derived from the Waters and Deane Attachment Q-sort, and a demographic questionnaire. Children were 10 months to 4 years old (37 female, 49 male) and hospitalized for acute nonsurgical illness. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that, of the subset of variables tested (SES, number of children at home, gender, age, number of previous hospitalizations, state anxiety, and security of attachment), quality of attachment was the only significant predictor of maternal visitation rate. Mothers who reported that their children displayed insecure attachment behaviors maintained a significantly lower rate of visitation than mothers who reported that their children displayed secure attachment behaviors. Results of this study highlight the importance of understanding parent-child attachment in predicting maternal visitation when a child is hospitalized.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7123, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8935241

Citation

Robinson, J R., et al. "Quality of Attachment as a Predictor of Maternal Visitation to Young Hospitalized Children." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 21, no. 3, 1996, pp. 401-17.
Robinson JR, Rankin JL, Drotar D. Quality of attachment as a predictor of maternal visitation to young hospitalized children. J Pediatr Psychol. 1996;21(3):401-17.
Robinson, J. R., Rankin, J. L., & Drotar, D. (1996). Quality of attachment as a predictor of maternal visitation to young hospitalized children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 21(3), 401-17.
Robinson JR, Rankin JL, Drotar D. Quality of Attachment as a Predictor of Maternal Visitation to Young Hospitalized Children. J Pediatr Psychol. 1996;21(3):401-17. PubMed PMID: 8935241.
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