Scientific article

Impact of a cleft lip and/or palate on maternal stress and attachment representations

Published inThe Cleft palate-craniofacial journal, vol. 48, no. 4, p. 419-424
Publication date2011

The announcement, prenatally or at birth, of a cleft lip and/or palate represents a challenge for the parents. The purpose of this study is to identify parental working internal models of the child (parental representations of the child and relationship in the context of attachment theory) and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in mothers of infants born with a cleft.

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Child Development
  • Cleft Lip/psychology
  • Cleft Palate/psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Maternal Behavior/psychology
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Mothers/psychology
  • Object Attachment
  • Parenting/psychology
  • Personality
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/psychology
  • Stress, Psychological/psychology
Citation (ISO format)
DESPARS, Josée et al. Impact of a cleft lip and/or palate on maternal stress and attachment representations. In: The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal, 2011, vol. 48, n° 4, p. 419–424. doi: 10.1597/08-190
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ISSN of the journal1055-6656

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