Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 267-276 doi:  en trámite
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The portuguese version of the mother and baby scales (MABS)

Justo, João Manuel Rosado de Miranda / Marques, Ana Raquel Ribeiro da Mota. pp. 267-276


Objectives Translation, adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Mother and Baby Scales (MABS).
Method Translation, retroversion and comparison of the original version with the retranslated version of MABS. Application to a sample of mothers during the second or third day of their newborn babies’ life.
Sample Mothers (N = 180) staying at Maternidade Dr. Alfredo da Costa or at Hospital de Dona Estefânia during puerperium.
Statistical analysis Principal components analysis and organization of items according to the original dimensions of the instrument.
Results After Varimax rotation, eight principal components were detected and seemed to relate with most part of MABS items in a way that is similar with the one observed with the eight original dimensions.
Aditional results Comparison of results obtained at MABS sub-scales, taking into account sociodemographic and clinical variables of the mother.
Keywords: Mother and Baby Scales, Mother perception of baby behavior; Mother perception of maternal confidence.

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