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ERIC Number: EJ976698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Intimate Partner Violence Exposure, Salivary Cortisol, and Childhood Asthma
Bair-Merritt, Megan H.; Johnson, Sara B.; Okelo, Sande; Page, Gayle
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v36 n7-8 p596-601 Jul-Aug 2012
Parents were given supplies to collect 3 child salivary cortisol samples (awakening, 30-min after awakening, bedtime) at home on a typical day, and return them via mail. Medical records also were abstracted. Results: Fifty-three percent (n = 29) returned child salivary samples. Families who returned samples typically returned them within 2 weeks, most commonly before we made a reminder call. Parental male sex was associated (p = 0.06) with increased rate of return at the trend level. In multivariable models, a 1-unit increase in IPV was significantly associated with a .93 SD increase in root-transformed total cortisol output (AUC) (un-standardized beta = 2.5; SE 0.59; p = 0.001). The odds of uncontrolled asthma were marginally higher for every nmol/l increase in CAR (OR 1.04; 95% CI 1.0, 1.1; p = 0.06). Conclusions: This study provides support for the feasibility of obtaining a moderate return of salivary specimens from a convenience sample. Findings that IPV was associated with elevated total cortisol output and uncontrolled asthma was marginally associated with cortisol awakening response suggest that future studies should investigate whether cortisol mediates the IPV-child asthma relationship. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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