Ruta Westreich

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This study examined psychosocial risk factors for depressive symptomatology in a community sample of pregnant immigrant women in Montreal, Canada. One hundred and nineteen participants were recruited through hospitals and responded to questionnaires assessing depression, somatic symptoms, functional status, social support, stressful life events and marital(More)
This study of depressed outpatients (N=47) examined self-criticism (SC) and personal standards (PS) dimensions of perfectionism as moderators of the relation between chronic stress and depression over 1year. Participants completed personality measures (SC, PS, neuroticism, conscientiousness) at baseline (Time 1), a chronic stress interview 6months later(More)
BACKGROUND Very low birthweight infants are at risk for deficits in cognitive and language development, as well as attention and behaviour problems. Maternal sensitive behaviour (i.e. awareness of infant cues and appropriate responsiveness to those cues) in interaction with her very low birthweight infant is associated with better outcomes in these domains;(More)
Following a random distribution, two groups of couples, users of the B.R. (birth room) and users of the T. R. (traditional room) were compared in terms of each partner's feeling of satisfaction in relation to the giving birth process. Statistical analysis of the means of the B.R. and T.R. fathers, of the B.R. and T.R. mothers, three days after delivery and(More)
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