Teenage, lower-class, black mothers and their preterm infants: an intervention and developmental follow-up.

Tiffany M Field, S. M. Widmayer, S. Stringer, E. Ignatoff

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

251 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

To assess the combined risks of being born preterm and to a teenage mother, and to evaluate the effects of an early intervention, preterm infants born to lower-class, black, teenage mothers were provided a home-based, parent-training intervention, and their development was then compared with that of nonintervention controls, of term infants of teenage mothers, and of term and preterm infants of adult mothers. Despite equivalence on prenatal care, factors which placed the preterm infant of the teenage mother at greater risk at birth were the small-for-date size of the infant and the less realistic developmental milestones and child rearing attitudes expressed by the mother. The preterm infants of teenage mothers who received intervention showed more optimal growth, Denver scores, and face-to-face interactions at 4 months. Their mothers rated their infants' temperaments more optimally, expressed more realistic developmental milestones and child-rearing attitudes, and received higher ratings on face-to-face interactions. At 8 months, the intervention group received superior Bayley mental, Caldwell, and infant temperament scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-436
Number of pages11
JournalChild Development
Volume51
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

lower class
Premature Infants
infant
Mothers
Child Rearing
Temperament
parents training
Prenatal Care
interaction
equivalence
rating
Parturition
Growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Cite this

Teenage, lower-class, black mothers and their preterm infants : an intervention and developmental follow-up. / Field, Tiffany M; Widmayer, S. M.; Stringer, S.; Ignatoff, E.

In: Child Development, Vol. 51, No. 2, 01.06.1980, p. 426-436.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{89e5adbd580743508f17850fb1ab2404,
title = "Teenage, lower-class, black mothers and their preterm infants: an intervention and developmental follow-up.",
abstract = "To assess the combined risks of being born preterm and to a teenage mother, and to evaluate the effects of an early intervention, preterm infants born to lower-class, black, teenage mothers were provided a home-based, parent-training intervention, and their development was then compared with that of nonintervention controls, of term infants of teenage mothers, and of term and preterm infants of adult mothers. Despite equivalence on prenatal care, factors which placed the preterm infant of the teenage mother at greater risk at birth were the small-for-date size of the infant and the less realistic developmental milestones and child rearing attitudes expressed by the mother. The preterm infants of teenage mothers who received intervention showed more optimal growth, Denver scores, and face-to-face interactions at 4 months. Their mothers rated their infants' temperaments more optimally, expressed more realistic developmental milestones and child-rearing attitudes, and received higher ratings on face-to-face interactions. At 8 months, the intervention group received superior Bayley mental, Caldwell, and infant temperament scores.",
author = "Field, {Tiffany M} and Widmayer, {S. M.} and S. Stringer and E. Ignatoff",
year = "1980",
month = "6",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "51",
pages = "426--436",
journal = "Child Development",
issn = "0009-3920",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Teenage, lower-class, black mothers and their preterm infants

T2 - an intervention and developmental follow-up.

AU - Field, Tiffany M

AU - Widmayer, S. M.

AU - Stringer, S.

AU - Ignatoff, E.

PY - 1980/6/1

Y1 - 1980/6/1

N2 - To assess the combined risks of being born preterm and to a teenage mother, and to evaluate the effects of an early intervention, preterm infants born to lower-class, black, teenage mothers were provided a home-based, parent-training intervention, and their development was then compared with that of nonintervention controls, of term infants of teenage mothers, and of term and preterm infants of adult mothers. Despite equivalence on prenatal care, factors which placed the preterm infant of the teenage mother at greater risk at birth were the small-for-date size of the infant and the less realistic developmental milestones and child rearing attitudes expressed by the mother. The preterm infants of teenage mothers who received intervention showed more optimal growth, Denver scores, and face-to-face interactions at 4 months. Their mothers rated their infants' temperaments more optimally, expressed more realistic developmental milestones and child-rearing attitudes, and received higher ratings on face-to-face interactions. At 8 months, the intervention group received superior Bayley mental, Caldwell, and infant temperament scores.

AB - To assess the combined risks of being born preterm and to a teenage mother, and to evaluate the effects of an early intervention, preterm infants born to lower-class, black, teenage mothers were provided a home-based, parent-training intervention, and their development was then compared with that of nonintervention controls, of term infants of teenage mothers, and of term and preterm infants of adult mothers. Despite equivalence on prenatal care, factors which placed the preterm infant of the teenage mother at greater risk at birth were the small-for-date size of the infant and the less realistic developmental milestones and child rearing attitudes expressed by the mother. The preterm infants of teenage mothers who received intervention showed more optimal growth, Denver scores, and face-to-face interactions at 4 months. Their mothers rated their infants' temperaments more optimally, expressed more realistic developmental milestones and child-rearing attitudes, and received higher ratings on face-to-face interactions. At 8 months, the intervention group received superior Bayley mental, Caldwell, and infant temperament scores.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0019028295&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0019028295&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 7398450

AN - SCOPUS:0019028295

VL - 51

SP - 426

EP - 436

JO - Child Development

JF - Child Development

SN - 0009-3920

IS - 2

ER -