Maternal and paternal infant representations: A comparison between parents of term and preterm infants

A. Tooten, R.A.S. Hall, H.N. Hoffenkamp, J. Braeken, A.J.J.M. Vingerhoets, H.J.A. van Bakel

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Abstract

Objective: Research on parental attachment representations after preterm birth is limited and inconclusive. The present study is the first in which maternal and paternal attachment representations after term, moderately and very preterm birth are compared. In addition, special attention was directed toward disrupted attachment representations. Method: Mothers and fathers of term infants (>= 37 weeks of gestational age, n=71), moderately preterm infants (>= 32-37 weeks of gestational age, n = 62) and very preterm infants (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-379
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • disorganized attachment
  • early-childhood
  • insightfulness
  • birth
  • preschoolers
  • metaanalysis
  • narratives
  • resolution
  • behavior
  • emotion

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Tooten, A., Hall, R. A. S., Hoffenkamp, H. N., Braeken, J., Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M., & van Bakel, H. J. A. (2014). Maternal and paternal infant representations: A comparison between parents of term and preterm infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 37(3), 366-379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.05.004