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The Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning (BIMF) was recently modified and validated for mothers whose infants were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  The study results revealed that not all admission diagnoses may be equal in terms of their impact on the mother’s functioning.  Read more here:  For information on the BIMF-NICU, contact Dr. Jennifer L. Barkin @[email protected].