International Journal of Pediatrics / 2009 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Maternal Psychological Problems Associated with Neonatal Intensive Care Admission

Table 4

Psychological adjustment and demographic characteristics of NICU subgroups mothers according to the EPDS scores.

High EPDS subgroup ( 13) : 26 Low EPDS subgroup ( 13) : 62

Gestational age:
Preterm ( 37 wk) (n)1528.28
Term ( 37 wk) (n)1134

Infant hospital stay: days
Median (min-max)12 (1–75) 7 (1–65).022

Maternal age (mean ± SD) years .40

Parity:
Multipar (n)1522.054
Primipar (n)1140

Type of delivery:
NVD (n)517.41
Caesarean (n)2145

Education of mother:
8 years (n)1117.17
8 years (n)1545

Anxiety inventory: (mean ± SD)
State .003
Trait .024

Adult attachment scale:
Secure (n)948.001
Insecure (n)1714

MSPSS (mean ± SD) .22

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