Caregivers’ perception toward social interaction of preterm infants at early school age

Frederike Laansma, E.M. Schmidt, Céline Crajé, Margreet Luinge

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From the perspective of caregivers, social interaction is a dynamic process in which many aspects are involved. Caregivers reported about eight main themes across child factors, parental factors and environmental factors that influence real-time as well as long term processes of social interaction. Our proposed model of social interaction in preterm infants visualizes the interrelatedness of these themes.
Recommendation: Development of social skills and social power could be strengthenend by paying more attention to the relatedness between real-time social interaction experiences and long-term outcome, with regard to possible cascading effects.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • preterm infants
  • social interaction

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