Contributors vii Foreword ix Martin Bax 1. Introduction 1 T. Berry Brazelton 2. Standard administration of the NBAS 7 3. Manual for scoring the NBAS Items 41 4. Research Uses for the NBAS 67 5. Clinical Uses of the NBAS 84 I. Introduction 84 II. The Combined Physical and Behavioral Neonatal Examination: A Parent-Centered Approach to Pediatric Care 92 Constance Helen Keefer III. A Model for Intergrating the NBAS into Nursing Practice 102 Donna J. Karl, Judy A. Beal and Patricia N. Rissmiller IV. Using the NBAS with Families: A Psychotherapeutic Approach 108 Hanne Munck V. Family Administered Neonatal Activities (FANA) 111 Ida Anne Cardone and Linda Gilkerson VI. Parents' Perceptions as Guides for Conducting NBAS Clinical Sessions 117 Dieter Wolke VII. Using the NBAS with High-Risk Infants 126 Jean Gardner Cole Appendices 123 1. NBAS Scoring Form 133 2. Mother and Baby Scales (MBAS) 135 References 138
Dr Brazelton is a noted pediatrician and author, who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), used by major hospitals throughout the world. He has written more than two hundred scholarly papers and twenty-four books. He has been described as "America's most celebrated and influential baby doctor since Benjamin Spock". Dr Nugent is the Founder and Director of the Brazelton Institute at Children's Hospital in Boston and is on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also Professor of Child and Family Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.