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Temperament of preterm infants: its relationship to perinatal factors and one-year outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3584475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied preterm infants to determine whether they have more difficult temperaments than term infants, and whether temperament is related to perinatal factors and to later performance on infants tests. Parents of 98 preterm and 89 full-term infants completed the Toddler Temperament Scale (TTS) when their children were 12 months post-term. Ninety-five of the 98 preterm infants also received the Bayley Scales of infant Development and were diagnosed as to the presence and severity of cerebral palsy (CP) at one year post-term. Preterm and full-term infants did not differ significantly on overall temperament type or on any of nine temperament dimensions. Degree of respiratory distress was correlated significantly with premature infants' receiving scores significantly different from normal on some temperament dimensions. Poorer performance on the Bayley Mental Scales was significantly associated with temperament characteristics of lower adaptability, lower persistence, and more withdrawal from new stimulation.
G Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0196-206X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-26     Completed Date:  1987-06-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006933     Medline TA:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / psychology
Motor Activity
Pregnancy Complications
Respiratory Insufficiency / psychology

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