La tunisie Medicale - 2020 ; Vol 98 ( n°012 ) : 992-997
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Abstract Background: The preterm birth represents a stressful situation that can lead to questions about the survival of the child and the possible consequences. Aim: To examine the interactions between mothers and premature babies in the neonatal care unit (NCU) and assess the psychological state of the mothers. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted from March to May 2017 in the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology of the Mongi Slim Hospital (Tunis, Tunisia). Ten mothers of premature babies hospitalized in NCU were involved and responded to the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) (cut off≥10) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Results: The mean age of the mothers was 31 years. A personal history of depression was found in two mothers. The current pregnancy was not desired in three cases, two corresponded to mothers with a history of depression. According to interactions, the median PBQ score was 11. The EPDS median score was six; four mothers had a score greater than 10. A high level on the anxiety sub-scale of the HADS was found in the two mothers who had a personal psychiatric history. The more depressed or anxious the mothers were, the higher the interaction scores (p = 0.012 and p = 0.032, respectively). Conclusion: Preterm birth seems to affect the psychological state of mothers and their interactions with their baby.
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