The Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale: A validity and reliability study in a Turkish sample

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Başdaş Ö., Erdem E., Elmali F., Kurtoglu S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.48, pp.399-404, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1711-111
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-404
  • Keywords: Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, neonatal behavior, newborn, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, NEWBORN, MUSIC, THERAPY, INFANTS, BIRTH
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background/aim: The aim of the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (BNBAS) is to gather a comprehensive profile of neonatal functioning by describing the full range of neonatal behavior, including competencies and strengths, as well as difficulties or deviations. This instrument has proved to be of great clinical value by detecting infants at risk for later developmental problems. This work was conducted methodologically with the aim of a Turkish validity and reliability study of the BNBAS.