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ISSN: 2637-6695

Lupine Online Journal of Nursing & Health care

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6695)

Identification of Factors Affecting Mother-Infant Bonding in Advanced Maternal Age

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Esma Gulturk, Oznur Korukcu* and Kamile Kukulu

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    • Department of Nursing, University of Akdeniz, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Oznur Korukcu, Department of Nursing, University of Akdeniz, Turkey

Received: February 06, 2018;   Published: February 22, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/LOJNHC.2018.01.000102

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Objective: Advanced maternal age has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as increased perinatal mortality, preterm delivery, and low birth weight. To identify the factors affecting the level of mother-infant bonding in advanced maternal age.

Methods: The present study was conducted at Akdeniz University Hospital and Antalya Training and Research Hospital between September 1st and December 31st, 2015. Statistics that describe the introductory information were provided along with the values of frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Independent variables were categorical, logistic regression model was employed to identify the factors affecting the mother-infant bonding. Mother’s educational attainment, employment status, occupation, spouse’s age, educational attainment, occupation, and family’s income do not have any effect on the mother-infant bonding.

Results: The number of children in the family adversely affects the bonding by the mother. By comparing the mothers that had caesarean-section with the mothers that had a normal delivery, it is seen that the probability of bonding is higher for mothers that had caesarean -section than the mothers that had a normal delivery. It was found that advanced age positively affected maternal bonding.

Conclusions: Mother-infant bonding after advanced age pregnancies should be carefully considered, and studies should be conducted involving advanced age gravidas and normal gravidas.

Keywords: Mother-infant bonding; Advanced maternal age; Maternal attachment; Motherhood; Maternity

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