Marina Zelenko

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OBJECTIVE To explore heart rate (HR) correlates of attachment behavior in young mothers and their infants to generate specific hypotheses and to provide pilot data on which studies to test those hypotheses might be based. METHOD Using the strange situation procedure, patterns of attachment were assessed in 41 low-income adolescent mothers and their(More)
The principal purpose of this study was to assess behavioral and emotional problems in children with epilepsy to investigate if specific behavioral and emotional problems are associated with specific medical epilepsy-related factors. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was used to assess parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems in 108 5- to(More)
OBJECTIVE The study explores the prenatal Child Abuse Potential (pCAP) scores derived from the Child Abuse Potential Inventory administered to expectant adolescent mothers. The aim of the study was to assess the association of the pCAP scores with maternal negative prenatal behaviors, and evaluate the contribution of the pCAP scores to neonatal morbidity.(More)
PURPOSE To explore the correlates of high scores on the Child Abuse Potential Inventory in adolescent expectant mothers. METHODS Child Abuse Potential scores and data on demographics, pregnancy desire, history of maltreatment, psychological functioning, and perceived social support were obtained by self-report and semi-structured interview. The sample(More)
OBJECTIVE Perinatal medical illness has been associated with child maltreatment. Using a Child Protective Service (CPS) report as the defining event, this study explores to what extent perinatal morbidity is a risk factor for maltreatment. METHOD Medical charts of 206 children ages 0-3 years were reviewed. Data regarding birth history were collected and(More)
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