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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/12073
Title:
Prematurity and adult minor illness.
Authors:
Bellingham-Young, Denise; Adamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.
Abstract:
The long term impact of being born premature has received limited scientific investigation. Studies that have been carried out, focus on outcomes in childhood, with very few considering the impact on adult physical health. Three case studies are presented here, investigating differences in adult minor illness and psychological variables between adult participants born preterm, fullterm but small and fullterm with normal birthweight. This is a retrospective design using questionnaires and checklist to gather relevant information. Minor illness symptoms, daily hassles, anxiety, depression and general self-efficacy were measured. The participant born preterm scored higher on all measures. Data were applied to the Equilibrium Model for Minor Illness. Being born early appears to have a greater impact on later adult outcomes measured than being born fullterm but small or fullterm but of normal weight. In this article the authors reflect upon possible explanations for the different outcomes of each of the participants within the foetal origins of disease theory.
Citation:
Neuroendocrinology Letters, 25(Suppl.1): 117-125
Publisher:
Society of Integrated Sciences
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/12073
PubMed ID:
15735594
Additional Links:
http://www.nel.edu/
Submitted date:
2006-12-08
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0172-780X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorBellingham-Young, Denise-
dc.contributor.authorAdamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-24T14:34:03Z-
dc.date.available2007-05-24T14:34:03Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.date.submitted2006-12-08-
dc.identifier.citationNeuroendocrinology Letters, 25(Suppl.1): 117-125en
dc.identifier.issn0172-780X-
dc.identifier.pmid15735594-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/12073-
dc.description.abstractThe long term impact of being born premature has received limited scientific investigation. Studies that have been carried out, focus on outcomes in childhood, with very few considering the impact on adult physical health. Three case studies are presented here, investigating differences in adult minor illness and psychological variables between adult participants born preterm, fullterm but small and fullterm with normal birthweight. This is a retrospective design using questionnaires and checklist to gather relevant information. Minor illness symptoms, daily hassles, anxiety, depression and general self-efficacy were measured. The participant born preterm scored higher on all measures. Data were applied to the Equilibrium Model for Minor Illness. Being born early appears to have a greater impact on later adult outcomes measured than being born fullterm but small or fullterm but of normal weight. In this article the authors reflect upon possible explanations for the different outcomes of each of the participants within the foetal origins of disease theory.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety of Integrated Sciencesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nel.edu/en
dc.subjectPrematurityen
dc.subjectMinor Illnessen
dc.subjectCase studyen
dc.subjectAdult physical healthen
dc.subjectPreterm infantsen
dc.subject.meshBirth Weight-
dc.titlePrematurity and adult minor illness.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.format.digYES-

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