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Improving quality of mother-infant relationship and infant attachment in socioeconomically deprived community in South Africa: randomised controlled trial

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 05 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1858

In the print summary of this Research paper by Cooper and colleagues (BMJ 2009;338:b974, 25 April 2009, doi:10.1136/bmj.b974) an editorial oversight led to the authors’ final amendments not being incorporated. The “Design” section should have included the size of the intervention group (n=220) and should have specified that the authors used videotaped play observations to assess the quality of mother-child interactions at 6 and 12 months and infant attachment at 18 months post partum. The “Participants and setting” section should have specified that, of a consecutive series of 452 pregnant women, three refused to participate and 449 were recruited.


Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1858

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