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Improving quality of mother-infant relationship and infant attachment in socioeconomically deprived community in South Africa: randomised controlled trial

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Objective: To assess the efficacy of an intervention designed to improve the mother-infant relationship and security of infant attachment in a South African peri-urban settlement with marked adverse socioeconomic circumstances. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Khayelitsha, a peri-urban settlement in South Africa. Participants: 449 pregnant women. Interventions: The intervention was delivered from late pregnancy and for six months postpartum. Women were visited in their homes by p...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmj.b974

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Institution:
University of Reading
Department:
School of Psychology
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Institution:
"Medical Research Council", "University of Cape Town, Tygerberg, South Africa", "Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa"
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
Department:
Department of Psychology
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Institution:
Parent Centre and Stellenbosch University, Matieland
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Institution:
Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Department:
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
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Mark Tomlinson
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Journal website
Volume:
338
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Article: b974
Publication date:
2009
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ISSN:
1759-2151
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uuid:45d874f5-2fda-42d4-834a-2d0cd8d9a15d
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ora:5524

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