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Measurement of infant difficultness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  498854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ) was developed as a short, factor-analytic screening device for difficultness. Responses of 322 mothers of 4-6-month-old infants suggested that they regard the fussy, hard-to-soothe, labile infant as difficult. Mother report on the ICQ, particularly on the main fussy-difficult factor was found to have adequate reliability over time and convergence with the Carey Survey of Temperamental Characteristics, with father report on the ICQ, and, to a lower degree, with home data collected by independent observers. It was also found that mother characteristics may affect perceptions of infant difficultness: multiparous, extraverted mothers tended to rate their infants as easy.
J E Bates; C A Freeland; M L Lounsbury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-24     Completed Date:  1980-01-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  794-803     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis*,  psychology
Child Development
Maternal Behavior
Mother-Child Relations
Social Behavior

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