The aim of the research unit is to study the development of attachment, the psychological difficulties and the role of Father-Mother-Child relationship in the family with preterm birth child. We intend to study an experimental group consisting in 25 families with preterm-born children (birth weight &lt; 1500gr) and a control group consisting in 25 families with term-born children (birth weight > 2500gr). The study is based on a longitudinal survey with gathering of data in four phases (1-3-6-12 months corrected age of the baby). The attachment assessment is conducted following the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) criteria. The assessment instruments (CARE-index, Strange Situation, AAI) are administered and codified in blind conditions by expert and reliable operators trained in specific courses. The research unit will assess successively at 24 months the psycho-motor development of the child administrating the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (second edition, BSID II). At present, 10 preterm couples and 10 term couples were studied at 3 months corrected age. Preterm mothers and fathers presented high risk interactive behaviours at CARE index (low scores at Dyadic Sensibility Scale, p&lt;0.04). In interaction, attachment forerunners suggest the development of an unsure attachment in preterm mothers (p. < .01) and in preterm children (p. < .02). In mothers of preterm child risk factors were pointed out as difficulties in relation with origin family and an high anxiety for the death of the child. In fathers of preterm child a lower couple adaptation at DAS was evident (p&lt;0.04) with a negative perception of the child, a uncomfortable feeling during first contact with the baby, significant stressful events in the last year and a lower perception of the hospital care. The preliminary results of this study show in the family with preterm child a lower couple adaptation and high risk interactive behaviours with the baby.

Development of attachment and the role of father-mother-child relationship in families with a preterm baby: a preliminary report.

BALDONI, FRANCO;ROMEO, NICOLA ANTONIO
2008

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The aim of the research unit is to study the development of attachment, the psychological difficulties and the role of Father-Mother-Child relationship in the family with preterm birth child. We intend to study an experimental group consisting in 25 families with preterm-born children (birth weight < 1500gr) and a control group consisting in 25 families with term-born children (birth weight > 2500gr). The study is based on a longitudinal survey with gathering of data in four phases (1-3-6-12 months corrected age of the baby). The attachment assessment is conducted following the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) criteria. The assessment instruments (CARE-index, Strange Situation, AAI) are administered and codified in blind conditions by expert and reliable operators trained in specific courses. The research unit will assess successively at 24 months the psycho-motor development of the child administrating the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (second edition, BSID II). At present, 10 preterm couples and 10 term couples were studied at 3 months corrected age. Preterm mothers and fathers presented high risk interactive behaviours at CARE index (low scores at Dyadic Sensibility Scale, p<0.04). In interaction, attachment forerunners suggest the development of an unsure attachment in preterm mothers (p. < .01) and in preterm children (p. < .02). In mothers of preterm child risk factors were pointed out as difficulties in relation with origin family and an high anxiety for the death of the child. In fathers of preterm child a lower couple adaptation at DAS was evident (p<0.04) with a negative perception of the child, a uncomfortable feeling during first contact with the baby, significant stressful events in the last year and a lower perception of the hospital care. The preliminary results of this study show in the family with preterm child a lower couple adaptation and high risk interactive behaviours with the baby.
Abstracts 1st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Attachment (IASA)
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F. Baldoni; E. Facondini; A. Landini; N. Romeo
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