Dr. Elaine Schroeder-Zwelling is Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Maternal anxiety and sensitive mothering behavior in diabetic and nondiabetic women
Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2007
Copyright © 1986 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 249–255, September 1986
How to Cite
Schroeder-Zwelling, E. and Hock, E. (1986), Maternal anxiety and sensitive mothering behavior in diabetic and nondiabetic women. Res. Nurs. Health, 9: 249–255. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770090310
- Issue online: 14 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 3 MAY 1985
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAY 1985
- Manuscript Received: 10 OCT 1984
To evaluate the effects of a high-risk pregnancy on development of the maternal-infant relationship, the differences in anxiety, sensitive maternal behavior, and maternal separation anxiety in diabetic and nondiabetic mothers were examined. The findings imply that a high-risk pregnancy may not always be accompanied by increased anxiety or disturbances in sensitive maternal behavior. Questions are raised regarding the influences of demographic factors on maternal behavior and the differences that chronic versus sudden onset high-risk pregnancy factors might have on maternal anxiety and behavior. The findings also reinforce the influence of supportive medical and nursing care throughout a high-risk pregnancy.