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Development of the Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale (PIBBS) : A study of nurse-mother agreement

Nyqvist, Kerstin Hedberg; Rubertsson, Christine LU ; Ewald, Uwe and Sjödén, Per Olow (1996) In Journal of Human Lactation 12(3). p.207-219
Abstract

Research on the development of preterm infant feeding behavior has focused mainly on bottlefeeding, using invasive methods or observations by professionals. In this study, a clinical method for observing breastfeeding was developed in collaboration between observers and mothers for the purpose of enabling neonatal personnel and mothers to describe developmental stages in preterm infant breastfeeding behavior. Tests of interobserver reliability resulted in acceptable agreement between observers, but a somewhat lower level of agreement between observers and mothers. The scale showed a good capacity to discriminate between infant gestational ages and can be used for helping mothers to identify their infants' emerging competence.

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keywords
Breastfeeding, Mother, Nurse, Observation, Preterm infant
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Journal of Human Lactation
volume
12
issue
3
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13 pages
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • scopus:0030225454
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0890-3344
DOI
10.1177/089033449601200318
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English
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  author       = {Nyqvist, Kerstin Hedberg and Rubertsson, Christine and Ewald, Uwe and Sjödén, Per Olow},
  issn         = {0890-3344},
  keyword      = {Breastfeeding,Mother,Nurse,Observation,Preterm infant},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {207--219},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Human Lactation},
  title        = {Development of the Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale (PIBBS) : A study of nurse-mother agreement},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/089033449601200318},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {1996},
}