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dc.contributor.authorGunning, M.
dc.contributor.authorConroy, S.
dc.contributor.authorValoriani, V.
dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, B.
dc.contributor.authorKammerer, M.
dc.contributor.authorMuzik, M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T13:03:56Z
dc.date.available2018-06-19T13:03:56Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifierER1525
dc.identifier.citationGunning, M., Conroy, S., Valoriani, V., Figueiredo, B., Kammerer, M. & Muzik, M. (2004) Measurement of mother-infant interactions and the home environment in a European setting: preliminary results from a cross-cultural, British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 184, , pp. s38-s44,
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/1525
dc.description.abstractBackground: Infant development is adversely affected in the context of postnatal depression. This relationship may be mediated by both the nature of early motherinfant interactions and the quality of the home environment. Aim: To establish the usefulness of the Global Ratings Scales of MotherInfant Interaction and the InfantToddler version of the Home Observation for the Measurement of the Environment (ITHOME), and to test expected associations of the measures with characteristics of the social context and with major or minor depression. Method: Both assessments were administered postnatally in four European centres; 144 mothers were assessed with the Global Ratings Scales and 114 with the ITHOME. Affective disorder was assessed by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSMIV Disorders. Results: Analyses of motherinfant interaction indicated no main effect for depression but maternal sensitivity to infant behaviour was associated with better infant communication, especially for women who were not depressed. Poor overall emotional support also reduced sensitivity scores. Poor support was also related to poorer ITHOME scores, but there was no effect of depression. Conclusions: The Global Ratings Scales were effectively applied but there was less
dc.format.extents38-s44
dc.publisherThe Royal College of Psychiatrists.
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Psychiatry
dc.titleMeasurement of motherinfant interactions and the home environment in a European setting: preliminary results from a cross-cultural
dc.typearticle
dc.description.facultyCIHR
dc.description.volume184
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid1525


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