The Bethlem Scale was designed as a validated measure of mother-infant adjustment in mother-baby units.
A multi-centre trial was conducted to investigate aspects of the reliability, validity and clinical usefulness of the Bethlem Mother-infant Interaction Scale within five in-patient psychiatric mother-baby units.
This revealed good inter-rater, test-retest and inter-item reliability.
Correlations of the scale items with psychiatrist's ratings and changes in scoring over time suggest reasonable validity, despite some design problems with individual items.
Mother-infant interaction scales may have an important role in improving the quality of care for mothers and their babies in the psychiatric setting.
The development of a more extensive scale, the Monash Mother-infant Interaction Scale, is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Mère, Hospitalisation, Nourrisson, Homme, Service hospitalier, Echelle évaluation, Validation test, Fidélité test, Psychométrie, Qualité, Soin, Adulte, Femelle, Hospitalisation mère enfant, Bethlem Mother-Infant Interaction Scale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Mother, Hospitalization, Infant, Human, Hospital ward, Evaluation scale, Test validation, Test reliability, Psychometrics, Quality, Care, Adult, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0349314
Code Inist : 002B18B01. Création : 10/04/1997.