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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, M.
dc.contributor.authorOddy, W.
dc.contributor.authorWhitehouse, A.
dc.contributor.authorPennell, C.
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Garth
dc.contributor.authorMcLean, N.
dc.contributor.authorJacoby, P.
dc.contributor.authorZubrick, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorStanley, F.
dc.contributor.authorNewnham, J.
dc.identifier.citationRobinson, 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.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.subjecthypertensive diseases of pregnancy
dc.subjectgestational hypertension
dc.titleHypertensive diseases of pregnancy predict parent-reported difficult temperament in infancy
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics
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