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Overcoming barriers to investigating mother-infant interactions in the first two hours of life


Powers, NG and Parham, DF and Goldberg, LR, Overcoming barriers to investigating mother-infant interactions in the first two hours of life, Journal of Human Lactation, 27, (3) pp. 286-292. ISSN 0890-3344 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0890334411409752


As a result of the unexpected delays experienced in a study designed to investigate mother-infant interactions and infant cry patterns in the first 2 hours following delivery, the study was assessed to identify the barriers that the investigators had encountered in its planning and conduct. These barriers can be categorized as issues with (1) institutional review board approval, (2) participant recruitment and retention, (3) requirements for study personnel, (4) instrumentation, (5) potential observer and participant bias, and (6) budgeting. Each barrier is detailed, along with suggested solutions. It is hoped that that these experiences will be of value to other researchers, particularly those working in non-research-intensive institutions, as they gather data to contribute to the understanding of mother-infant interactions in the immediate postpartum period.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Mother-infant interactions, breastfeeding
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95561
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2018-05-04

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