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ERIC Number: EJ1089280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
The Impact of Maternal Gestational Stress on Motor Development in Late Childhood and Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study
Grace, Tegan; Bulsara, Max; Robinson, Monique; Hands, Beth
Child Development, v87 n1 p211-220 Jan-Feb 2016
The number and timing of stressors experienced during pregnancy were investigated using longitudinal data from the Western Australian Pregnancy (Raine) Study cohort (N = 2,900). Motor development data were collected at 10 (n = 1,622), 14 (n = 1,584), and 17 (n = 1,222) years using the McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development. Linear mixed models were used to examine the effect of stress on motor development, accounting for repeated measures. Number of stressful events and mean Neuromuscular Development Index were negatively related (ß = -1.197, p = 0.001). Stressful events experienced in late pregnancy were negatively related with offspring motor development (ß = -0.0541, p = 0.050), while earlier stressful events had no significant impact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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