Maternal risk status and outcome measures: A three-stage study in Israel

Abraham Sagi, Michael Jaffe, Emanuel Tirosh, Liora Findler, Judith Harel

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Maternal risk for child inadequate development and disturbed parentchild interaction was assessed in a sample of 262 Israeli mothers by considering maternal history, pregnancy situation, and current medical and psychosocial conditions. Outcome measures included the assessment of maternal perceptions of their infants characteristics and their perceptions of their families and themselves; infants' developmental status and weight/height gains; Bayley, Bates, and HOME scales; and wellbaby clinic data. Maternal risk was significantly differentiated between many of these outcome measures. The implications for predicting outcome measures from an early assessment of maternal risk for problems in child development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-157
Number of pages13
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1988


  • Inadequate Parenting
  • Maternal Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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