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ERIC Number: EJ821298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Parental Stress and Child Behavior and Temperament in the First Year after the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program
van der Pal, Sylvia; Maguire, Celeste M.; Le Cessie, Saskia; Veen, Sylvia; Wit, Jan M.; Walther, Frans J.; Bruil, Jeanet
Journal of Early Intervention, v30 n2 p102-115 2008
A randomized controlled trial involving 128 infants born prematurely compared basic developmental care (nests and incubator covers) and the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) intervention (behavior observations and guidance by a trained developmental specialist) in relation to effects on parental stress and infant behavior and temperament during the first year of life. Children in the NIDCAP group who received intervention for more than 1.5 months demonstrated more social-relatedness behavior at 1 year. Parents in the NIDCAP group reported that the intervention provided positive experiences for them and reported a positive effect on the well-being of their infant. No statistically significant or noteworthy effects were found between the groups on measures of temperament, problem behavior, or parental stress. Implications for NIDCAP implementation are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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