While there have been studies on the effects of maternal depression and anxiety on mother-infant styles of interaction in infancy, there have been no studies on the effects of paternal depression and anxiety or on the joint effects of maternal and paternal depression and anxiety on mother-infant styles of interaction. The aims of the study were to examine the associations between maternal depression and anxiety and paternal depression and anxiety and to examine the relationship between maternal and paternal depression and anxiety and mother-infant styles of interaction at infant 3 months. Seventy mother and father couples were administered the EPDS for depression and the STAI-Y for anxiety and mother-infant interactions were video-recorded and coded with the CARE-INDEX. Analyses with Pearson correlation indicated an association between maternal depression and paternal anxiety and between maternal anxiety with paternal depression and anxiety. Moreover maternal and paternal depression and anxiety were found to be associated with the quality of maternal style of interaction. Maternal sensitive style was negatively associated with maternal depression and state anxiety. Maternal unresponsive style was positively associated with both paternal depression and state and trait anxiety. Multiple regression analysis has shown that maternal state anxiety was a greater predictor of a lower level of maternal sensitivity than maternal depression

Ierardi, E., Ferro, V., Trovato, A., Tambelli, R., & Riva Crugnola, C. (2019). Maternal and paternal depression and anxiety: their relationship with mother-infant interactions at 3 months. ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH, 22(4), 527-533 [10.1007/s00737-018-0919-x].

Maternal and paternal depression and anxiety: their relationship with mother-infant interactions at 3 months

Ierardi, Elena;Ferro, Valentino;Riva Crugnola, Cristina
2019

Abstract

While there have been studies on the effects of maternal depression and anxiety on mother-infant styles of interaction in infancy, there have been no studies on the effects of paternal depression and anxiety or on the joint effects of maternal and paternal depression and anxiety on mother-infant styles of interaction. The aims of the study were to examine the associations between maternal depression and anxiety and paternal depression and anxiety and to examine the relationship between maternal and paternal depression and anxiety and mother-infant styles of interaction at infant 3 months. Seventy mother and father couples were administered the EPDS for depression and the STAI-Y for anxiety and mother-infant interactions were video-recorded and coded with the CARE-INDEX. Analyses with Pearson correlation indicated an association between maternal depression and paternal anxiety and between maternal anxiety with paternal depression and anxiety. Moreover maternal and paternal depression and anxiety were found to be associated with the quality of maternal style of interaction. Maternal sensitive style was negatively associated with maternal depression and state anxiety. Maternal unresponsive style was positively associated with both paternal depression and state and trait anxiety. Multiple regression analysis has shown that maternal state anxiety was a greater predictor of a lower level of maternal sensitivity than maternal depression
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Maternal anxiety; Maternal depression; Mother-infant styles of interaction; Paternal anxiety; Paternal depression
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Ierardi, E., Ferro, V., Trovato, A., Tambelli, R., & Riva Crugnola, C. (2019). Maternal and paternal depression and anxiety: their relationship with mother-infant interactions at 3 months. ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH, 22(4), 527-533 [10.1007/s00737-018-0919-x].
Ierardi, E; Ferro, V; Trovato, A; Tambelli, R; Riva Crugnola, C
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