A mixed method study to explore the maternal impact and outcomes of a specialist Building Attachment and Bonds Service (The BABS Study)

LESLEY BRISCOE, Lisa Marsland, Carmel Doyle, Gemma Docherty, ANITA FLYNN, PHILLIP KARANJA GICHURU

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Abstract

Our intent was to explore if maternal anxiety, depression, reflective functioning and level of attachment significantly changed after the Building Bonds and Attachment Service (BABS) Intervention. We measured outcomes for 46 at risk mothers via HADS; MAAS; MPAS and P-PRFQ. Our findings, triangulated with 32 semi structured interviews identified that BABS intervention made a significant difference to participants who were admitted during the antenatal period (Pregnant group: depression 9.63[CI:7.63-11.63;p
Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Early online date2 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • maternal anxiety
  • depression

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