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Predicting IQ from mother-infant interactions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  498855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Longitudinal observations of maternal and infant characteristics were used to investigate the consequences of early day-care intervention for infants at high risk for intellectual retardation due to sociocultural factors. High-risk infants and their mothers were compared on social and intellectual characteristics with a control group not enrolled in an intervention program and with a random sample of mother-child dyads from the general population. Results from group comparisons indicated that mothers of high-risk infants in a day-care intervention group interacted with their infants in ways quite similar to mother of high-risk infants who were not enrolled in the intervention program. Both high-risk groups differed from the general population of mothers on interaction and attitudinal measures. Changes across time on the measures taken were roughly parallel from all three groups. Multiple regression analyses using maternal variables and mother-infant interactional variables to predict 36-month Stanford-Binet scores for the high-risk samples indicated that children's intelligence was predictable from previous maternal behaviors and attitudes, particularly for the control group, and that early day-care intervention apparently had altered the predictiveness of some maternal factors.
C T Ramey; D C Farran; F A Campbell
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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    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  804-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Day Care Centers
Child Development
Child, Preschool
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Retardation / psychology
Mother-Child Relations*

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