Mothers of low-birthweight babies born at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont during a 21-month period were randomly assigned to experimental (N = 34) and control (N = 40) groups. Forty-one normal-birthweight controls were also recruited. Experimental mothers received an 11-session intervention program which emphasized maternal sensitivity and responsiveness to infant social signals. This paper analyzes the impact of the program, by 6 months, on maternal adaptation and psychopathology, and on infant cognitive development and temperament.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry|
|State||Published - 1984|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health