CF Zachariah Boukydis

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This article describes research on adult physiological and self-report response to audiotapes of infants' cries. 3 groups were studied: nonparents, primiparous parents, and multiparous parents. The tapes consisted of cries ordered (difficult, average, easy) according to sound spectrographic features and infant temperament ratings. While nonparents and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the "goodness of fit" between infant cry characteristics and the mother's perception of the cry is related to developmental outcome at 18 months of age. DESIGN This was a prospective, longitudinal study from birth to 18 months performed in a blinded manner. SETTING The study was conducted in a maternity hospital, including(More)
The NNNS provides a comprehensive assessment of the at-risk and drug-exposed infant. The examination was developed for research and has now been extended to clinical practice. It is routinely used in our hospital in several clinical programs. In this article we detailed how the examination is used with substance-involved mothers and their infants. As we(More)
Cardiorespiratory activity was recorded during attentional responsivity on the Brazelton scale in term and preterm infants. Preterm infants showed less heart rate deceleration, less heart rate variance and less power in the ECG spectrum at frequencies associated with respiratory sinus arrhythmia and oscillations in blood pressure: A lower threshold for(More)
In an attempt to develop objective criteria for the process of mother-child bonding, 18 premature infants with a birth weight of less than 1,501 gm were regularly observed alone and together with their mothers during each nursery visit and three home visits, one, two, and three months after discharge from the hospital. Results indicate that (1) mothers(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of an individualized, family-based intervention with preterm infants and their families. DESIGN Randomized, repeated measures intervention outcome study. SETTING Level III neonatal intensive care nursery. PATIENTS Random sample of 34 preterm infants < or = 1500 g and their families. INTERVENTIONS Individualized,(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact of prenatal ultrasound consultation on maternal-fetal attachment, knowledge of fetal behavior, and development and reduction of anxiety in pregnant women scheduled for routine ultrasound screens. A standard depression screen was also used to evaluate depression levels of women(More)
Features of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Network Neurobehavioral Scale that make the examination useful for clinical application are described. Clinical applications in various settings and populations are described. This is followed by a summary of the clinical significance of the examination according to the packages of administration. We then explain(More)
Determined the relationship between behaviour measured with the Brazel zelton Scale and simultaneously recorded cardiorespiratory activity. The Brazelton Scale was administered and videotaped in a sample of 22 term and 22 preterm infants at term conceptional age. The videotapes were coded off line with a computer interface to time lock behavior and(More)
Recent research is reviewed which deals with adult perception of variations in specific features of infant appearance. While there is relative consensus as to the general features which compose the "babyishness" ideal type, there is less work examining the representative variation of these specific features as a function of gestational age or infant(More)