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Growth of Korean preterm infants in a family-centered tradition during early infancy: The influence of health risks, maternal employment, and the sex of infants.
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PMID:  24238295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The physical growth of mild preterm infants (<32 weeks of gestation at birth) needs to be explored in terms of bio-sociocultural factors considering the sociocultural aspects of child-care practice.
METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with 238 Korean mild preterm infants from birth up to 6 months of corrected age regarding four of the biological and sociocultural factors such as health risks (at birth and discharge), maternal employment status, and the infant sex.
RESULTS: There were four noteworthy findings on growth variation in Korean mild preterm infants during early infancy: (i) the secular trend of intrauterine growth; (ii) the cumulative adverse effects of four risk factors; (iii) the possible burden of maternal employment if insufficient support; and (iv) the possibility of the cultural favoritism to male infants regardless of the modern industrialized society.
CONCLUSION: The study suggests that, in a modern society, while mild preterm infants could sustain typical fetal growth, the early postnatal growth may vary based on health risks and sociocultural circumstances related to child-bearing and -rearing practices surrounding them.
Youngmee Ahn; Min Sohn; Sangmi Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-7924     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn J Nurs Sci     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101227890     Medline TA:  Jpn J Nurs Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors. Japan Journal of Nursing Science © 2013 Japan Academy of Nursing Science.
Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea.
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