Mother-Infant Psychoanalysis Project of Stockholm (MIPPS)- Follow-up at 4½ Years

2014-08-27 03:15:12 | BioPortfolio


An RCT comparing mother-infant psychoanalytic treatment (MIP) with Child Health Centre care in cases of mother-infant relationship disturbances was performed on 80 cases in Stockholm 2005-2008. The infants were < 18 months at interview #1. At 6 months follow-ups, significant effects were shown in favour of MIP on maternal sensitivity (EAS), depression (EPDS), and relationship qualities PIR-GAS). This study will evaluate effects at a child age of 4½ years; to evaluate the longterm effects of MIP and CHild Health Centre care, and to better validate results on children who now have reached an age where they can participate more actively in evaluations.



The 71 dyads remaining from the MIPPS-01 study will be interviewed when the children have reached 4½ years, in order to evaluate the long-term intervention effects of MIP treatments delivered by psychoanalysts at the Infant Reception Service of the Swedish Psychoanalytic Society and of the usual treatments of infants and children in Sweden implying contact with nurses at Child Health Centres.


Mother-report questionnaires; the Ages and Stages Questionnaire:Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE; Squires et al., 2002), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS; Cox et al., 1987), the Swedish Parental Questionnaire (SPSQ; Östberg et al., 1997) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ; Goodman, 1997).

Independently rated video-taped mother-child interactions: the Emotional Availability Scale (EAS; Biringen, 1998).

Assessment of the general functioning of the child : Children's Global Assessment Scale (Shaffer et al 1983).

Assessment of the child's cognitive functioning: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI, Wechsler, 2005).

Assessment of the child's social and emotional functioning: Story Stem Attachment Profile (SSAP, Hodges et al., 2003). Machover Draw-a-Person Test (Blomberg & Cleve, 1997)

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Mother-child Relationship Disturbances


Mother-Infant Psychoanalytic tmt, Child Health Centre care


Department of Women's and Children's Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Karolinska Institutet




Karolinska Institutet

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