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Child Health Nurs Res. 2014 Apr;20(2):75-86. Korean. Original Article.
Park SJ , Kim SJ , Kang KA .
Graduate School, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the components and content of nursing intervention studies on mother-infant interactions and to present strategies for future studies. METHODS: Four electronic databases in the Korean language were searched to identify studies done between January 1998 and December 2011. The search yielded 145 articles. From these articles, 19 studies met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Mother-infant interactions in these studies were found to include verbal and non-verbal communication basic for optimal growth and development of the child. Six kinds of interventions for mother-infant interactions were identified as follows: sensory stimulation, education program, whole body massage, kangaroo care, visiting support, and music therapy. CONCLUSION: Further studies with well designed clinical trials need to be done in the area of child nursing to provide evidence based data for the development of strategies to promote positive mother-infant interactions.

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