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Title: Brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale: a psychometric study in portuguese sample.
Authors: Costa, Raquel
Figueiredo, Bárbara
Tendais, Iva
Conde, Ana
Pacheco, Alexandra
Keywords: Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale
Psychometric properties
Principal component analysis
Neurobehavior organization
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Infant Behavior & Development
Citation: Costa, R. et al. (2010). Brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale: a psychometric study in portuguese sample. Infant Behavior & Development, 33, 510-517.
Description: Background: The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS, Brazelton & Nugent, 1995) is an instrument conceived to observe the neonatal neurobehavior. Data analysis is usually performed by organizing items into groups. The most widely used data reduction for the NBAS was developed by Lester, Als, and Brazelton (1982). Objective: Examine the psychometric properties of the NBAS items in a sample of 213 Portuguese infants. Method: The NBAS was performed in the first week of infant life (3 days±2) and in the seventh week of life (52 days±5). Results: Principal component analyses yielded a solution of four components explaining 55.13% of total variance. Construct validity was supported by better neurobehavioral performance of 7-week-old infants compared with 1-week-old infants. Conclusion: Changes in the NBAS structure for the Portuguese sample are suggested compared to Lester factors in order to reach better internal consistency of the scale.
To investigate high-anxiety and depression in women and men from early pregnancy to 3-months postpartum, 260 Portuguese couples (N=520) filled in the State Depression Scale (EPDS) at the first, second, and third pregnancy trimesters, childbirth, and 3-months postpartum.
ISSN: 0163-6383
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