Association Between Mother-Infant Attunement During Interaction and the Quality of General Movements
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01764958|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2015
The proposed research has the potential of contributing to the limited empirical literature on the relationship between maternal sensitivity and motor development of preterm infants. If indeed maternal attuned behaviors will be found to be associated with the quality of motor development, such a finding will support the effectiveness of physical therapy in guiding caregivers to attune their holding and touch of preterm infants.
We hypothesize that mothers and infants' attunement during observed interaction will be related to the quality of preterm infants' spontaneous movements in the following ways: First, better maternal attunement to the infants needs, and in particular attunement of holding and touch will be associated with better quality of spontaneous movements of the infants. Second, more initiations and/or involvement of infants in interaction will be associated with better maternal attunement to the infant. Third, more initiations and/or involvement of infants in interaction will be associated with better quality of spontaneous movements and better achievements in developmental milestone. All hypotheses will be examined while controlling for maternal use of SSC method during hospitalization after birth and family demographic backgrounds.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Actual Enrollment :||61 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||12 Months|
|Official Title:||Association Between Mother-Infant Attunement During Interaction and the Quality of General Movements and Motor Development of Preterm Infants|
|Study Start Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2015|
preterm infants and their mothers
Inclusion criteria are: preterm infants born between 26-34 weeks of gestation, whose mothers speak and write Hebrew fluently. Exclusion criteria are: preterm infants who suffer from perinatal asphyxia, genetic or metabolic diseases, necrotizing colitis that requires operation, intra uterine growth retardation, deafness, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) or major congenital defects.
Infants and their mothers will be recruited from child developmental centers and Pediatric Clinics of Maccabi. No intervention is included in the research.
- Better maternal attunement of holding and touch will be associated with better quality of spontaneous movements of the infants. [ Time Frame: Assesed at 3-4 months corrected age of the infants ]Infants are videotapes for General Movements Mothers and infants are videotapes for 10 minutes of free interaction
- More initiations and/or involvement of infants during the interaction will be associated with better quality of spontaneous movements of the infants and better achievement in developmental milestones. [ Time Frame: 3-4 months corrected age of the infants ]in addition to General Movements and Interaction, developmental milestones will be assessed using the Alberta Infant Motor development Scale.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01764958
|Maccabi Healthcare services|
|Nazareth Illit, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Orna Lev enacab, BPT||Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv|