Autora: Manuela Néné


Artigo| Néné, Manuela; Paula Sarreira. “Nursing care needs in the postpartum period of adolescent mothers: systematic review”. Journal of Nursing – UFPE 8 11 (2014): 3953- 3961.


Resumo: Objective: to assess the evidence on scientific knowledge related to breastfeeding adolescents and the need for nursing care. Method: systematic review seeking the answer to the question: What are the priority learning needs for postpartum nursing care provided to adolescent mothers? A search was conducted on articles available in Portuguese and English, published between 2007 and 2013 and indexed in LILACS, MEDLINE, PubMed, and SciELO databases. Results: the sample consisted of ten articles addressing different needs of adult mothers, related to the new skills and the information necessary to manage postpartum issues regarding self-care and newborn care. Conclusions: the needs were not systematically identified, constituting a multicausal phenomenon arising from a multiplicity of factors from different dimensions that interact with each other, making it difficult to associate only one dimension.


Consultar: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/NURSING-CARE-NEEDS-IN-THE- POSTPARTUM-PERIOD-OF-EM-Oliveira- Cordeiro/535a62270727a37c081a0e37f5b02e05d8845d31

Autora: Eva Diniz Schiro


Artigo | Diniz, E., Koller, S.H., & Volling, B.L. (2014). Social support moderates association between depression and maternal-fetal attachment among pregnant Brazilian adolescents. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 32, 400-411.


Resumo: Objective: This study investigated the association between maternal depression and maternal–fetal attachment (MFA) and whether contextual variables such as social support and fathers’ presence moderated this association. Background: Adolescent pregnancy is associated with multiple risk factors that may compromise the relationship between mothers and their infants. However, this relationship starts during pregnancy, being affected by aspects such as social support and maternal depression. Method: Forty-nine adolescent mothers (Mage = 16.49 years; SD = 1.58) participated in the first wave of a longitudinal study which investigated social factors associated with parenting characteristics of Brazilian adolescent mothers; 65.3% reported they were cohabiting (married or living together) with the infant’s father. Results: Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that higher levels of social support were associated with greater MFA. Marital status was not significant. The association between maternal depression and MFA was significant for those participants who reported high levels of social support, but not for those participants who reported low levels of social support. Conclusion: Social support emerged as a key variable moderating the association between maternal depression and MFA. Contrary to expectations, maternal depression did not have a negative association with MFA, and further studies are needed to understand how social support promotes MFA, in the presence of other vulnerabilities, such as maternal depression.


Consultar: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646838.2014.910865

Autora: Eva Diniz Schiro


Artigo | Diniz, E., Koller, S.H., & Volling, B.L. (2015). Social support and maternal depression from pregnancy to postpartum: the association with positive maternal behaviours among Brazilian adolescent mothers. Early Child Development and Care, 185, 1053-1066.


Resumo: Adolescent motherhood is a risky situation related to poorer quality of infant caregiving. The lack of social support and increased odds for maternal depression are the main concerns. This study aimed to investigate whether maternal–foetal attachment, social support and maternal depression measured during pregnancy and after birth were associated with postpartum maternal behaviours among Brazilian adolescent mothers. Forty-one adolescent mothers participated (Mage = 16.88 years; SD = 1.60) in the first two waves of a longitudinal study. Both mother and infant behaviours were assessed during videotaped home observations at three months postpartum. Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that positive postpartum maternal behaviours were strongly related to concurrent, rather than prenatal, measures of social support and maternal depression. Infant birth weight was also associated with positive maternal behaviours. Findings contribute to a better understanding of the personal and contextual factors affecting maternal behaviours shortly after birth in a high-risk sample of adolescent mothers.


Consultar: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03004430.2014.978309

Autora: Eva Diniz Schiro


Artigo | Diniz, E., De Sousa, D., Koller, S.H., & Volling, B.L. (2017). Longitudinal effects of contextual and proximal factors on mother-infant interactions among Brazilian adolescent mothers. Infant Behavior and Development, 43, 36-43


Resumo: Adolescent mothers often come from vulnerable backgrounds which might impact the quality of both maternal and infant behavior. Despite the negative impact of adolescent motherhood for maternal and infant behavior, social support may decrease the risks and promote maternal behavior toward the infant. The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinally the effects of proximal (maternal behavior) and distal (mother’s perceived social support) variables on infant development in a sample of Brazilian adolescent mothers and their infants. Thirty-nine adolescent mothers (Mage=17.26years; SD=1.71) were observed interacting with their infants at 3 and 6 months postpartum and reported on social support. Results revealed that maternal and infant behavior were associated within and across times. Mothers’ perceived social support at 3 months had an indirect effect on infant behavior at 6 months, totally mediated by maternal behavior at 6 months. Our findings revealed the mutual influence between maternal and infant behavior, revealing a proximal process. The results also underscored the importance of the passage of time in the interplay between mother-infant interactions and their developmental context.


Consultar: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27110652/

Autora: Eva Diniz Schiro


Artigo| Diniz, E. & Koller, S. (2018). Research on natural settings: observing adolescent mothers and infants throughout the first postpartum year. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 52, 104-115.


Resumo: This manuscript aims to present and discuss challenges regarding naturalistic observation of adolescent mothers and their infants throughout the first postpartum year. Case illustrations were the object to discuss methodological options and issues faced during an observational and longitudinal research. The participants live in vulnerability in a metropolitan area in Southern Brazil. Data collection challenges led to reflections about naturalistic observation and methodological procedures, which were affected by setting characteristics and by the need of adapting to them. Most methodological difficulties were linked to naturalistic observations of mothers and their infants. Personal and contextual aspects of these settings must be taken into account in order to enhance result reliability and the knowledge about cultural idiosyncrasies.


Consultar: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29094274/