The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) for supporting caregivers and improving outcomes in caregivers and their infants

  1. To evaluate the effectiveness of the NBAS and NBO system in improving outcomes for caregivers and newborn babies.
  2. To determine whether, and under what circumstances, the suggested benefits for caregivers and infants (including enhanced caregiver responsiveness, involvement, confidence, knowledge, and satisfaction) and other theoretically relevant outcomes (such as infant attachment security, caregiver reflective function, and contingency) have been empirically demonstrated.

This is a protocol.