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Evaluation of Korean newborns with the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale.
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PMID:  15495704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To determine the unique responses of a group of Korean full-term newborns and to describe the pattern of behavior observed in the first few days of life. DESIGN: A descriptive study describing the behavioral patterns of Korean newborns using the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty newborns aged 1 to 3 days in a nursery of a large tertiary hospital in Daegu, Korea. RESULTS: Overall scores were at moderate levels in six clusters. These were (a) Response Decrement, (b) Social Interactive, (c) Motor System, (d) State Organization, (e) State Regulation, and (f) Autonomic System. Newborns showed good overall tone and activity level and low amount of irritable behavior. Although reflex responses were generally normal, Korean newborns showed particularly weak responses in standing and walking reflexes. Maternal variables such as employment and previous pregnancy history were related to the scores on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. CONCLUSION: The results of the study indicate that Korean newborns showed a moderate level of autonomic stability and motor control and overall good state organization. These findings also provide some evidence that the mother's health status and lifestyle during the pregnancy may affect newborn behavior after birth.
Yeonghee Shin; Maryann Bozzette; Carole Kenner; Tae-Im Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-21     Completed Date:  2004-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-96     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, Keimyung University, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Infant Behavior*
Infant Welfare*
Infant, Newborn
Life Style
Maternal Behavior*
Maternal Welfare
Neonatal Screening / methods*
Neurologic Examination / methods
Neuropsychological Tests
Time Factors

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