Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy predict parent-reported difficult temperament in infancy
|dc.identifier.citation||Robinson, M. and Oddy, W. and Whitehouse, A. and Pennell, C. and Kendall, G. and McLean, N. and Jacoby, P. et al. 2013. Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy predict parent-reported difficult temperament in infancy. Journal of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics. 34: pp. 174-180.|
Objective: Recent research has linked hypertensive diseases of pregnancy with adverse neurodevelopmentaloutcomes in childhood and adulthood. This study aimed to establish whether such effects areobserved in infancy. Methods: This was a prospective pregnancy cohort study of 2,785 pregnancies withcomplete data on hypertensive diseases of pregnancy. Mothers completed a validated Australian adaptationof the Toddler Temperament Scale when the children were 1 year of age (n 5 2,384). Algorithms were used toclassify children as difficult, slow to warm up, intermediate high, intermediate low, or easy, on the basis oftheir temperament scores. We then grouped difficult and intermediate-high infants together and comparedthem with easy, intermediate-low, and slow-to-warm-up infants. We used a multivariable logistic regressionmodel and adjusted for known biomedical, sociodemographic, and psychological factors from the pre- andpostnatal period that may influence child behavioral development. Results: After adjusting for confounders,mothers who were diagnosed with gestational hypertension (odds ratio [OR], 1.36; 95% confidence interval[CI], 1.06–1.75) or preeclampsia (OR, 2.23; 95% CI, 1.18–4.23) were more likely to report that their infantswere in the difficult or intermediate-high classifications in the first year of life compared with infants born tomothers without gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. Conclusion: These data suggest that the linkbetween maternal hypertensive diseases of pregnancy and child behavioral development begins in the firstyear of life.
|dc.publisher||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|dc.subject||hypertensive diseases of pregnancy|
|dc.title||Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy predict parent-reported difficult temperament in infancy|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics|
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