Maternal attitudes in pregnancy predict drinking initiation in adolescence

Hutchinson, Delyse M., Alati, Rosa, Najman, Jake M., Mattick, Richard P., Bor, William, O'Callaghan, Michael and Williams, Gail M. (2008) Maternal attitudes in pregnancy predict drinking initiation in adolescence. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42 4: 324-334. doi:10.1080/00048670701881512


Author Hutchinson, Delyse M.
Alati, Rosa
Najman, Jake M.
Mattick, Richard P.
Bor, William
O'Callaghan, Michael
Williams, Gail M.
Title Maternal attitudes in pregnancy predict drinking initiation in adolescence
Journal name Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8674
Publication date 2008-04-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00048670701881512
Open Access Status
Volume 42
Issue 4
Start page 324
End page 334
Total pages 11
Editor Peter Joyce
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 111714 Mental Health
C1
920414 Substance Abuse
Abstract Objective: The aim of the present study was to examine whether maternal attitudes to pregnancy and infant caregiving predict drinking initiation in adolescence.
Formatted abstract
Objective:
The aim of the present study was to examine whether maternal attitudes to pregnancy and infant caregiving predict drinking initiation in adolescence.

Method
:
Data were used from the Mater University Study of Pregnancy, an Australian longitudinal study of mothers and their children from pregnancy to when the children were 14years. Logistic regression analyses examined whether maternal attitudes to pregnancy and infant caregiving at birth and 6months contributed to the prediction of drinking initiation at age 14, after controlling for a range of confounding covariates.

Results:
Mother's negative feelings about being pregnant and not planning/wanting the pregnancy predicted adolescent alcohol initiation at the 14year follow up. Negative maternal attitudes to infant caregiving at birth and 6months did not predict adolescent alcohol initiation.

Conclusions:
Maternal attitudes in pregnancy are important and there is a need for effective perinatal interventions.
Keyword adolescent drinking
alcohol initiation
Infancy
maternal attitudes
pregnancy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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