Developmental outcomes in low birth weight infants: Influence of birth weight, maternal education and depression, and quality of home environment

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Title:
Developmental outcomes in low birth weight infants: Influence of birth weight, maternal education and depression, and quality of home environment
Author:
Feingold, Carol, 1949-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship among selected environmental and perinatal variables and developmental outcomes in a group of low birth weight infants. A total of thirty infants and mothers were studied. Maternal education level (r =.36, p =.05), paternal education level (r =.44, p =.02), and five minute Apgar score (r =.42, p =.03) were significantly correlated to the quality of home environment; which predicted 28% of the variance in infant developmental status. The perinatal factors of birth weight (r = -.47, p =.01); mechanical ventilation (r =.40, p =.03); Respiratory Distress Syndrome (r =.53, p =.003); and estimated gestational age (r = -.53, p =.003) were correlated to level of maternal depressive symptoms. The relationship between level of maternal depressive symptoms and infant development approached significance (r = -.35, p =.058). These findings support the hypothesis that quality of home environment is a predictor of development for high risk infants.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Health Sciences, Public Health.; Health Sciences, Human Development.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Moore, Ida M. (Ki)

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDevelopmental outcomes in low birth weight infants: Influence of birth weight, maternal education and depression, and quality of home environmenten_US
dc.creatorFeingold, Carol, 1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFeingold, Carol, 1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship among selected environmental and perinatal variables and developmental outcomes in a group of low birth weight infants. A total of thirty infants and mothers were studied. Maternal education level (r =.36, p =.05), paternal education level (r =.44, p =.02), and five minute Apgar score (r =.42, p =.03) were significantly correlated to the quality of home environment; which predicted 28% of the variance in infant developmental status. The perinatal factors of birth weight (r = -.47, p =.01); mechanical ventilation (r =.40, p =.03); Respiratory Distress Syndrome (r =.53, p =.003); and estimated gestational age (r = -.53, p =.003) were correlated to level of maternal depressive symptoms. The relationship between level of maternal depressive symptoms and infant development approached significance (r = -.35, p =.058). These findings support the hypothesis that quality of home environment is a predictor of development for high risk infants.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Human Development.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Ida M. (Ki)en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343596en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26794299en_US
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