Claudia Fedeli

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AIMS The study examined the effects of a parental intervention to reduce parents' stress levels during the hospitalization of their very preterm infants in a NICU, taking into account possible differences between mothers and fathers. METHODS Parents of infants born ≤ 32 weeks gestational age (GA) were randomly assigned to a standard support group (N = 21)(More)
OBJECTIVES The study examined the early interaction between mothers and their infants with cleft lip, assessing the role of maternal affective state and expressiveness and differences in infant temperament. METHODS Mother-infant interactions were assessed in 25 2-month-old infants with cleft lip and 25 age-matched healthy infants. Self-report and(More)
BACKGROUND Parents of very preterm infants are at great risk for experiencing stress and depression. The so called developmental care oriented approach used in Neonatal Intensive Care Units have beneficial effects for parents. However the actual level of developmental care may vary among units and little is known about how the routine adoption of(More)
Cluster analysis was used to create patterns of individual differences reflecting infant behaviors during the initial interaction episode of the Face-to-Face Still-Face (FFSF) paradigm. The clusters were used as the basic unit of analysis for studying infant and maternal behavior and dyadic coordination (i.e., matching and reparation) across FFSF.(More)
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