Psychometric evaluation of the Brazelton Scale in a sample of Spanish newborns

Carme Costas Moragas, Albert Fornieles Deu, Francesc Botet Mussons, Elisabet Boatella Costa, María Luisa De Cáceres Zurita

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    Abstract

    This study analyses the data obtained from a sample of 220 healthy full-term neonates evaluated with the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, NBAS, 3rd edition. Standard scores were obtained for each of the 35 behavioral items and analysis of the main components of all the clusters was performed. Similarly to the original scale, the five following factors were obtained: Autonomic and Motor Systems, Habituation, State Organization, State Regulation, and Social Interactive. The analysis of the reliability of these groupings reveals that it is between moderate and high (the average Cronbach's alpha coefficient was .78). Copyright © 2006 Psicothema.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)140-149
    JournalPsicothema
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007

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    Moragas, C. C., Deu, A. F., Mussons, F. B., Costa, E. B., & De Cáceres Zurita, M. L. (2007). Psychometric evaluation of the Brazelton Scale in a sample of Spanish newborns. Psicothema, 19(1), 140-149.