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Infant Temperament: An Evaluation of Children with Down Syndrome.
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PMID:  18354741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The current study investigated differences in the development of temperament for normally developing infants and infants with Down Syndrome (DS). DS has been described as the most prevalent cause for mental retardation, and its effects on the central nervous system may also influence the development of temperament. Parents of 3 to 12 month-old normally developing infants and infants with DS completed the Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised (IBQ-R). Results indicated that parents of infants with DS described their children as exhibiting higher levels of temperament dimensions associated with Orienting/Regulating Capacity, and lower levels of attributes collectively referred to as Negative Affectivity, relative to comparison children. Specifically, infants with DS were reported to exhibit lower levels of Distress to Limitations, higher levels of Low Intensity Pleasure, Duration of Orienting, Falling Reactivity, and Cuddliness/Affiliation. No significant differences were found between IBQ-R factor intercorrelations for children with DS and normatively developing infants.
Authors:
Maria A Gartstein; Julia Marmion; Heather L Swanson
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reproductive and infant psychology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0264-6838     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Infant Psychol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-3-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501885     Medline TA:  J Reprod Infant Psychol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  31-41     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
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R03 MH061831-01//NIMH NIH HHS

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