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Maternal stress and behavior modulate relationships between neonatal stress, attention, and basal cortisol at 8 months in preterm infants.
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PMID:  17299787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is evidence that the developmental trajectory of cortisol secretion in preterm infants is altered, with elevated basal cortisol levels observed postnatally through at least 18 months corrected age (CA). This alteration is possibly due to neonatal pain-related stress. High cortisol levels might contribute to greater risk of impaired neurodevelopment. Since maternal factors are important for the regulation of infant stress responses, we investigated relationships between infant (neonatal pain-related stress, attention, cortisol) and maternal (stress, interactive behaviors) factors at age 8 months CA. We found that interactive maternal behaviors buffered the relationship between high neonatal pain-related stress exposure and poorer focused attention in mothers who self-reported low concurrent stress. Furthermore, in preterm infants exposed to high concurrent maternal stress and overwhelming interactive maternal behaviors, higher basal cortisol levels were associated with poor focused attention. Overall, these findings suggest that maternal factors can influence the cognitive resilience at 8 months of preterm infants exposed to early life stress.
Mai Thanh Tu; Ruth E Grunau; Julie Petrie-Thomas; David W Haley; Joanne Weinberg; Michael F Whitfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-27     Completed Date:  2007-05-18     Revised Date:  2013-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Community Child Health Research Child and Family Research Institute Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, L408-4480 Oak Street Vancouver, V6H 3V4 Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Depression, Postpartum / diagnosis,  metabolism*,  psychology*
Hydrocortisone / metabolism*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Maternal Behavior / psychology*
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers / psychology*
Stress, Psychological / diagnosis,  metabolism*,  psychology*
Grant Support
HD39783/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039783-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039783-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039783-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039783-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD039783-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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