Completion of Six-Month Follow-up of Mother-Infant Interaction in a Randomized Trial of Early Kangaroo Care

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161398
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Presentation
Title:
Completion of Six-Month Follow-up of Mother-Infant Interaction in a Randomized Trial of Early Kangaroo Care
Abstract:
Completion of Six-Month Follow-up of Mother-Infant Interaction in a Randomized Trial of Early Kangaroo Care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Chiu, Sheau-Huey
P.I. Institution Name:University of Akron
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 209 Carroll Street, MGH 206C, Akron, OH, 44325-3701, USA
Contact Telephone:330.972.2438
Mother-child interactions form the foundation of a trust-building relationship. Quality of mother-infant interaction (MII), an index of maternal-infant relationship, is associated with later child development. Preterm birth compromises infant physical condition which in turn may negatively affect MII. Generally, kangaroo care (KC) improves infant physical condition. During KC, mothers hold their diaper-clad newborn infants chest-to-chest and skin-to-skin between their breasts. Mothers consistently express subjective positive feelings toward their preterm infants during and after KC; however, objective data are lacking beyond 41 weeks. In this randomized controlled trial, the effect of early KC (begun by 24 hours postbirth) on MII was tested when the infants were 6 months adjusted age. An integrated framework of Anderson's Mutual Caregiving Model and the Barnard model was used and MII was measured by the NCAFS (Nursing Child Assessment Feeding Scale) and NCATS (Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale). A prospective, randomized two-group comparison trial in which group assignment was done by computerized minimization. Feeding and teaching interactions of 69 mother-infant dyads (40 KC; 29 control) who returned for 6-month follow-up were analyzed. Descriptive statistics and t-tests were used. No significant differences were found between groups. This study provides the first objective evidence that early KC has no adverse effect on MII at 6 months. Although this absence of differences at 6 months does not support our hypothesis that the KC would improve MII, there are possible conceptual and methodological reasons for this finding and they will be systematically addressed. In addition, 12-month follow-up data that will be available by March 2002 may provide more information.
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.titleCompletion of Six-Month Follow-up of Mother-Infant Interaction in a Randomized Trial of Early Kangaroo Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161398-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Completion of Six-Month Follow-up of Mother-Infant Interaction in a Randomized Trial of Early Kangaroo Care</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">Chiu, Sheau-Huey</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Akron</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">College of Nursing, 209 Carroll Street, MGH 206C, Akron, OH, 44325-3701, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.972.2438</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">schiu@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Mother-child interactions form the foundation of a trust-building relationship. Quality of mother-infant interaction (MII), an index of maternal-infant relationship, is associated with later child development. Preterm birth compromises infant physical condition which in turn may negatively affect MII. Generally, kangaroo care (KC) improves infant physical condition. During KC, mothers hold their diaper-clad newborn infants chest-to-chest and skin-to-skin between their breasts. Mothers consistently express subjective positive feelings toward their preterm infants during and after KC; however, objective data are lacking beyond 41 weeks. In this randomized controlled trial, the effect of early KC (begun by 24 hours postbirth) on MII was tested when the infants were 6 months adjusted age. An integrated framework of Anderson's Mutual Caregiving Model and the Barnard model was used and MII was measured by the NCAFS (Nursing Child Assessment Feeding Scale) and NCATS (Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale). A prospective, randomized two-group comparison trial in which group assignment was done by computerized minimization. Feeding and teaching interactions of 69 mother-infant dyads (40 KC; 29 control) who returned for 6-month follow-up were analyzed. Descriptive statistics and t-tests were used. No significant differences were found between groups. This study provides the first objective evidence that early KC has no adverse effect on MII at 6 months. Although this absence of differences at 6 months does not support our hypothesis that the KC would improve MII, there are possible conceptual and methodological reasons for this finding and they will be systematically addressed. In addition, 12-month follow-up data that will be available by March 2002 may provide more information.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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