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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161706
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maternal postnatal attachment to twins
Abstract:
Maternal postnatal attachment to twins
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
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: While the incidence of multifetal pregnancies is increasing, little is known about attachment in this population. This prospective study measured postnatal attachment in mothers of twins, determined whether significant attachment differences existed between twins, and examined the influence of selected perinatal / postnatal factors on attachment. FRAMEWORK: In the investigator-developed Multifetal Attachment Model, selected perinatal and postpartum factors were considered mediating variables that accounted for the relationship between the predictor variable of attachment to the fetus and the outcome variable of attachment to the child. SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 141 upper middle class women. METHODS: Instruments included the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Muller Prenatal Attachment Inventory, Muller Maternal Attachment Inventory, and a demographic data tool. Descriptive statistics, paired t-tests, and multiple regression will comprise the analysis. RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress. CONCLUSIONS: The functioning of the study variables in the model of twin attachment will be examined. An enhanced understanding of the process of attachment over the long term is needed to enable nurses to identify nursing interventions that positively influence the mother-infant relationship. Further research will determine if the study findings extend beyond the early postpartum period.
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.titleMaternal postnatal attachment to twinsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161706-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maternal postnatal attachment to 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">2001</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: While the incidence of multifetal pregnancies is increasing, little is known about attachment in this population. This prospective study measured postnatal attachment in mothers of twins, determined whether significant attachment differences existed between twins, and examined the influence of selected perinatal / postnatal factors on attachment. FRAMEWORK: In the investigator-developed Multifetal Attachment Model, selected perinatal and postpartum factors were considered mediating variables that accounted for the relationship between the predictor variable of attachment to the fetus and the outcome variable of attachment to the child. SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 141 upper middle class women. METHODS: Instruments included the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Muller Prenatal Attachment Inventory, Muller Maternal Attachment Inventory, and a demographic data tool. Descriptive statistics, paired t-tests, and multiple regression will comprise the analysis. RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress. CONCLUSIONS: The functioning of the study variables in the model of twin attachment will be examined. An enhanced understanding of the process of attachment over the long term is needed to enable nurses to identify nursing interventions that positively influence the mother-infant relationship. Further research will determine if the study findings extend beyond the early postpartum period.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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