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Infant temperament and cardiac vagal tone: assessments at twelve weeks of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9680676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sixty 12-week-old infants participated in a laboratory study to explore the relations between temperament and cardiac vagal tone. Temperament was evaluated via laboratory observations and maternal ratings. Cardiac vagal tone, measured as the amplitude of respiratory sinus arrhythmia, was quantified from beat-to-beat heart period data collected during a resting baseline period and during the laboratory assessment of temperament. Specific hypotheses were investigated relating temperament to both basal cardiac vagal tone and changes in cardiac vagal tone during social/attention challenges. Infants with higher baseline cardiac vagal tone were rated in the laboratory as showing fewer negative behaviors and were less disrupted by the experimental procedure. Infants who decreased cardiac vagal tone during the laboratory assessment were rated on maternal report temperament scales as having longer attention spans, and being more easily soothed.
Authors:
L C Huffman; Y E Bryan; R del Carmen; F A Pedersen; J A Doussard-Roosevelt; S W Porges
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-28     Completed Date:  1998-08-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  624-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. lynne.huffman@stanford.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arousal / physiology*
Attention / physiology
Child Development / physiology*
Female
Heart / innervation*
Heart Rate / physiology
Humans
Infant
Male
Personality Assessment
Social Environment
Temperament / physiology*
Vagus Nerve / physiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD22628/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; MCJ240622//PHS HHS

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