ERIC Number: ED361098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
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Brazelton Intervention with Substance Abusing Mothers and Their Infants: An Experimental Intervention.
Britt, Gena Covell; Myers, Barbara J.
Research on the effectiveness of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) in enhancing the mother-newborn relationship has had inconsistent results. A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of an NBAS intervention with a high-risk mother group. The study focused on low-income, drug-using mothers, measuring the effectiveness of the NBAS and the Mothers' Assessment of the Behavior of her Infant (MABI), a questionnaire version of the NBAS filled out by the mother, as interventions to enhance mother-infant interaction. The study also investigated mothers' receptivity to the interventionist and procedure as a predictor of the effectiveness of the intervention. The study sample consisted of 54 mother-infant pairs, who were randomly assigned to one of four levels of intervention: NBAS teaching session along with MABI questionnaires; NBAS teaching session only; MABI questionnaires only; or no intervention. Subjects were observed during a feeding session at home 4 weeks later, and the Nursing Child Assessment Feeding Scale was used to measure mother-infant interaction. Maternal receptivity was rated both in the hospital and during the home visit. Results showed no differences in mother-infant interaction between intervention groups. Maternal receptivity was unable to predict intervention effectiveness. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.; National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.
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