TABLE 1.

Baseline Characteristics of Mothers in Intervention and Control Groups

Intervention (n = 25)Control (n = 25)P Value
Mother's age, y31.6 (5.1)31.0 (4.5).62
Educational level5 (20)6 (24).73
    Without graduation or low
    Medium13 (52)15 (60).57
    High (secondary school/university)7 (28)4 (16).31
Living with infant's father24 (96)25 (100).31
Partnership's mean duration, y8.5 (4.6)6.9 (4.2).80
Average no. of children in family0.3 (0.6)0.4 (0.7).57
Preterm infant first (living) child19 (76)16 (64).36
Previous loss of a child9 (36)5 (20).21
History of premature birth2 (8)2 (8)1.0
Planned pregnancy19 (76)16 (64).36
Hospitalized before birth19 (76)13 (52).08
Preterm delivery expected11 (44)10 (40).78
Delivery via cesarean section18 (72)23 (92).07
PDEQ2.9 (0.7)3.3 (0.8).09
  • Values are either mean (SD) or n (%). Comparisons were done using the 2-sided t test or χ2 test as appropriate.