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ERIC Number: EJ775509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Night Waking in 6-Month-Old Infants and Maternal Depressive Symptoms
Karraker, Katherine Hildebrandt; Young, Marion
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v28 n5-6 p493-498 Sep-Dec 2007
Relations between night waking in infants and depressive symptoms in their mothers at 6 months postpartum were examined using the data from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care. Although more depressive symptoms were only weakly correlated with a higher frequency of infant waking, longer wake times, and more total time awake, the rate of clinically significant depression scores was about double in mothers of chronically waking infants in comparison with mothers whose infants did not awaken during the night. The value of comparing subgroups to elucidate relations identified through correlations is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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