9.84. Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire


[FROM-Perinatal] Recommended by FROM-Perinatal, as part of the “mother–infant measures” set. See FROM-Perinatal.

9.84.1. History and guide

  • Brockington IF, Oates J, George S, Turner D, Vostanis P, Sullivan M, Loh C, Murdoch C (2001). A screening questionnaire for mother–infant bonding disorders. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 3: 133–40. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007370170010
  • Brockington IF, Fraser C, Wilson D (2006). The Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire: a validation. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 9: 233–42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16673041

9.84.2. Intellectual property rights

9.84.3. Caveat

(Personal communication, Ian F. Brockington to Jo Peterkin, 2019-04-02.)

“It is important to remember that the PBQ is merely a screening questionnaire. If the scores are high (especially the score on Factor 2), it is essential to interview the mother about her responses to the questionnaire and her feelings about the infant, including her anger. We recommend the Stafford Interview, developed over the course of 22 years and also widely translated: pages 66-71 are devoted to the mother-infant relationship.”