CARE-Index

The CARE-Index is an observation instrument that measures mother-child interaction and is designed for children ages birth to 2 years. The instrument, which requires a short videotaped play interaction, provides sensitivity, control and unresponsiveness subscales for mothers and cooperativeness, compulsivity, difficultness, and passivity subscales for children.

Content

Topics

Sensitivity, control, unresponsiveness for mothers; cooperativeness, compulsivity, difficultness, and passivity for infants

Ages
Birth-2 years
Languages
English

Administration information

Length
3-5 minutes; 15-20 to score/code
Price

Must contact author

Training
Offers online videotapes
Administration
Observation

Access and Use

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

“CARE-Index Assesses Mother-Infant Interaction from Birth to about 2 Years Based on Interactive Play.” n.d. Accessed January 28, 2019. https://www.patcrittenden.com/include/care_index.htm.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Resources on Psychometric Properties

“CARE-Index Assesses Mother-Infant Interaction from Birth to about 2 Years Based on Interactive Play.” n.d. Accessed January 28, 2019. https://www.patcrittenden.com/include/care_index.htm.