Promoting secure attachment: evaluation of the effectiveness of an early intervention pilot programme with mother-infant dyads in Santiago, Chile.

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serval:BIB_39E6C2A6E967
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Promoting secure attachment: evaluation of the effectiveness of an early intervention pilot programme with mother-infant dyads in Santiago, Chile.
Journal
Child
Author(s)
Santelices M.P., Guzmán G M., Aracena M., Farkas C., Armijo I., Pérez-Salas C.P., Borghini A.
ISSN
1365-2214 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0305-1862
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
37
Number
2
Pages
203-210
Language
english
Abstract
BackgroundResearch indicates that the early attachment patterns of babies could influence their socio-emotional development and prevent the emergence of problematic behaviours in the child later in life. Many studies in the field of early attachment interventions have promoted a secure attachment bond between mother and infant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an early pilot intervention programme designed to promote a secure attachment bond in mother-infant dyads belonging to a population seeking regular treatment at urban health centres in Santiago, Chile.MethodsPrimipara mothers were randomly assigned to two intervention conditions: a secure attachment promotion programme (experimental group = 43) or an educational talk (control group = 29). The Strange Situation Assessment was used to collect data on the attachment patterns of babies.ResultsThe results show that after the intervention, there were more babies with secure attachment in the experimental group than in the control group.ConclusionsThese findings represent a preliminary step towards evaluating interventions aimed at promoting secure attachment in Chilean mother-child dyads. While the effect of the intervention is not significant, the effect size obtained is respectable and consistent with other meta-analytic findings.
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Web of science
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13/04/2011 8:36
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20/08/2019 13:29
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