Journal article

Preterm Birth and Maternal Mental Health: Longitudinal Trajectories and Predictors

Maya Yaari, Karli Treyvaud, Katherine J Lee, Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson

Journal of Pediatric Psychology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine trajectories of psychological distress in mothers of children born very preterm (VPT, <30 weeks gestation) and full term from 2 to 13 years after the birth, and examine predictors of maternal psychological distress over time within the VPT group. METHODS: Mothers of children born VPT (n = 159) and full term (n = 71) completed questionnaires assessing their psychological distress when their child was 2, 7, and 13 years of age. Mixed models were used to examine differences between groups in maternal psychological distress over time. Family social risk, child neonatal medial risk, child sex, multiple pregnancy, and child's neurodevelopmental impairment in early childhood w..

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Grants

Awarded by US National Institutes of Health


Awarded by Israel Science Foundation


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Council [Centre for Research Excellence]


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Council [Centre for Research Excellence 1060733; Project grants 237117, 491209, and 1066555; Senior Research Fellowship (1081288 to PJA)]; US National Institutes of Health (HD058056); The Hebrew University (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Women, to MY); the Israel Science Foundation (50/18 to MY); the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation; and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.