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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160366
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mood States in Parents of Young Twins
Abstract:
Mood States in Parents of Young Twins
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Damato, Elizabeth, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Contact Telephone:216.368.2597
PURPOSE: Little is known about the development of negative and positive mood and parental depression in parents of twins. This study examined predictors of both positive and negative mood states in mothers and fathers of twins less than three years of age. FRAMEWORK: Factors theorized to influence parental negative and positive mood evolved from research on postpartum depression in mothers of singleton infants. Families with twins experience immense change, exceptionally high childrearing demands, and are especially dependent upon support of others to adequately parent two infants. Therefore, predictors chosen for study included childcare stress, social support, and life experiences. SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 96 mothers and 70 fathers who attended the annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio in August 2001. METHODS: Instruments included the Multiple Affect Adjective Check-List Revised, the Parenting Distress subscale of the Parenting Stress Index, the Instrumental and Subjective Support scales from the Duke Social Support Index, and a demographic data tool. Descriptive statistics, hierarchical multiple regression analysis, and Pearson correlations will comprise the analysis. RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of depression, particularly in mothers, is of concern because it is known to affect child health and development. Improved understanding of the predictors of positive and negative mood states may increase the likelihood of nursing interventions to offset negative mood and improve the parenting experience.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMood States in Parents of Young Twinsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160366-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mood States in Parents of Young Twins</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Damato, Elizabeth, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216.368.2597</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">egd@po.cwru.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: Little is known about the development of negative and positive mood and parental depression in parents of twins. This study examined predictors of both positive and negative mood states in mothers and fathers of twins less than three years of age. FRAMEWORK: Factors theorized to influence parental negative and positive mood evolved from research on postpartum depression in mothers of singleton infants. Families with twins experience immense change, exceptionally high childrearing demands, and are especially dependent upon support of others to adequately parent two infants. Therefore, predictors chosen for study included childcare stress, social support, and life experiences. SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 96 mothers and 70 fathers who attended the annual Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio in August 2001. METHODS: Instruments included the Multiple Affect Adjective Check-List Revised, the Parenting Distress subscale of the Parenting Stress Index, the Instrumental and Subjective Support scales from the Duke Social Support Index, and a demographic data tool. Descriptive statistics, hierarchical multiple regression analysis, and Pearson correlations will comprise the analysis. RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of depression, particularly in mothers, is of concern because it is known to affect child health and development. Improved understanding of the predictors of positive and negative mood states may increase the likelihood of nursing interventions to offset negative mood and improve the parenting experience.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:52:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:52:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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