Introduction: Mothers with mental illness have been described to display impaired bonding towards their infants. Objectives: This study assessed the bonding between mothers with mental illness and their infants and evaluated the effectiveness of a Structured Teaching Program on Mother-Infant Bonding to improve the bonding between mothers with mental illness and their infants. Methods: The study was carried out among mothers with mental illness admitted to a referral hospital. A one group pre-test post-test design was adopted. Twenty-five mothers who consented for the study were recruited through purposive sampling technique. The Structured Teaching Program (STP) was provided for 30 minutes for three consecutive days. Post-assessment was then administered one week after the last session. Results: Analysis revealed statistically significant (p=.001) increase in the post-assessment scores of Mother-Infant Bonding. Conclusion: Findings provide evidence on the use of STP to improve the bonding between mothers with mental illness and their infants
Jose, Jisha Ms; Nattala, Prasanthi; and Desai, Geetha
"Effectiveness of a structured teaching program on bonding between mothers with mental illness and their infants,"
Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjnhs/vol4/iss1/5