Chronic illness and infant-mother attachment: cystic fibrosis.


In order to evaluate the effects of a chronic potentially lethal illness on infant-mother relationships, we assessed 23 infants diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the first year of life and 23 healthy controls in Ainsworth's "strange situation" paradigm for attachment at 12-18 months of age. There were no differences in distribution of attachment… (More)


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