Adult Attachment and Intervention Efficacy With Preterms

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Premature birth is a major cause of developmental delay, and the need remains for cost effective, replicable
methods to promote development in preterm children. Despite the success of
first generation interventions, little is understood about why early
intervention does not affect all parents and preterms to the same degree. This
randomized clinical trial aims to 1) evaluate the efficacy of an integrated,
replicable intervention designed to facilitate parent-infant interaction,
infant physical development, mental and motor development, and socioemotional
development in a group of infants at medical and environmental risk for
developmental delay; and 2) explore the role of mothers' and fathers' states of
mind with regard to attachment and parents' commitment to the intervention, as
moderators of intervention efficacy.

The study will recruit 240 urban, single, African-American mothers and fathers
of preterm (
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/1/016/30/02

Funding

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: $468,961.00

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