This pilot study measured the effects of a community health nursing parent-baby (ad)venture program for first-time mothers who were at risk for child abuse or neglect and depression.
A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used.
Fifteen high-risk mothers in the program were compared with 15 similar mothers who received home visits from the community health nursing staff.
Measures of depression, health behaviors, self-esteem, state anxiety, and maternal-infant adaptation were measured in both groups when the mothers were 4 and 16 weeks postpartum.
After controlling for pretest differences, the findings showed that program mothers reported significantly higher levels of self-esteem at the three-month period than those receiving home visits (P < 0.013).
In addition, over time these mothers had significantly decreased levels of depression (P < 0.009) and significantly improved their health habits (P < 0.003).
Those who received home visits showed no significant changes over time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Mère, Estime soi, Enfant maltraité, Violence, Etat dépressif, Angoisse anxiété, Comportement maternel, Relation mère enfant, Homme, Santé communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health education, Prevention, Mother, Self esteem, Child abuse, Violence, Depression, Anxiety, Maternal behavior, Mother child relation, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 199406.