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ALVES, Gilda Maria Albaricci Nex; RODRIGUES, Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim  and  CARDOSO, Hugo Ferrari. Emotional indicators of Mothers of babies facing developmental risks. Pensando fam. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp. 70-87. ISSN 1679-494X.

This study analyzed the indicators of parental stress, anxiety and depression in the mothers of infants who presented a developmental risk condition and relate them to maternal and infant variables. The instruments: Parental Stress Index (PSI-4), Trait-State Anxiety Inventory (IDATE) and Baptist Depression Scale (EBADEP-A) were applied to 53 mothers of infants up to 24 months old. The results showed, in PSI, stress in Parental Anxiety in 26% of the participants. In IDATE, 40% showed Trait Anxiety, and, 18% of them showed indicators of depression. Positive and significant correlations were identified among the emotional indicators evaluated, as well as regarding the mothers’ and the babies’ variables. The findings evidenced the need to identify the emotional components of the mothers of babies facing developmental risks to provide specialized care, with gains, for babies, for them and for their families.

Keywords : Emotional indicators; Stress; Anxiety; Depression; Child development.

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