Mothers with Depressive Symptoms Article Review by writingsensation

Mothers with Depressive Symptoms
This paper is a critical review of an article from the "Journal of Nursing Scholarship" (2001) by J.H. Horowits and M. Bell, et. al. describing their research to promote responsiveness between mothers with depressive symptoms and their infants.
# 67881 | 820 words | 1 source | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 23, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper explains that the stated purpose of the conducted research was to examine whether an interactive coaching intervention could be utilized to promote healthy responsiveness between mothers who are depressed during pregnancy and their infants. The author points out that the research design was solidly grounded in prior developmental models which examined child development and utilized an
experimental design; however, the sample size was relatively small (116 people) and the presentation of the final data and conclusions could be improved by comparing each of the result segments with the hypotheses presented in the introduction of the article. The paper stresses that the article underscores the importance of nurses using preventive measures when interacting with mothers at high risk for postpartum depression.

Table of Contents
Critical Analysis of Purpose
Review of Literature
Research Design
Data Collection
Presentation of Data/Conclusions

From the Paper:

"The authors do an adequate job of defining why postpartum depression may pose a risk to both mothers and their babies in the post delivery period. The cite studies which suggests that mothers suffering from the disorder are more withdrawn and hostile, more avoidant, discontent and less affectionate with their babies. All of these factors have the potential according to other research backing the study to affect the infant's growth and development."

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