AuthorReynolds, Linda Rae
KeywordsPostpartum Period -- psychology.
Pregnancy in Adolescence -- psychology.
Infant, Newborn -- psychology.
AdvisorJones, Elaine G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study has a threefold purpose to: 1) describe early postpartum adaptation of adolescent mothers, 2) describe the early postpartum adaptation of infants with adolescent mothers, and 3) compare early postpartum adaptation of adolescent mother/infant dyads and adult mother/infant dyads. 8 Analysis of data involved 1) identification of nursing diagnoses generated from the adolescent mother/infant dyad's theory-based Roy-Postpartum Adaptation Assessment Tool (RPAAT) and 2) comparison of the number of nursing diagnoses generated from the adult mother/infant dyad's R-PAAT. A total of eighteen nursing diagnoses were identified for the adolescent mother/infant dyad, eleven were in the physiologic mode and seven were in the psychosocial mode. When compared, seventeen of the eighteen nursing diagnoses identified for the adolescent mother/infant dyad were identified for the adult mother/infant dyad, although frequency of identification differed between the dyad groups.
Degree ProgramGraduate College