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Article: Birthweight and psychological distress in adult twins: A longitudinal study

TitleBirthweight and psychological distress in adult twins: A longitudinal study
Authors
KeywordsBirthweight
Foetal growth
Psychological health
Twins
Issue Date2004
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 2004, v. 93 n. 7, p. 965-968 How to Cite?
AbstractAim: To assess the relation between birthweight and psychological distress as measured by the Malaise Inventory in adult twins. Methods: Data were drawn from the 1958 British birth cohort study, which included twins followed from birth to age 42 y. We examined the relation between birthweight and psychological distress at ages 23, 33 and 42 y measured by the psychological scale of the Malaise Inventory. Analyses were performed both between subjects (n = 282) and within twin pairs (n = 112). The generalized estimating equations approach was used to handle the repeated measurements. Results: Between the 282 twins, the difference in psychological distress score was -0.45 (95% confidence interval -0.74 to -0.15) per Z-score increase in birthweight- for-gestational age. Within twin pairs, the heavier co-twins tended to have a psychological distress score lower than that of their lighter co-twins, the mean difference being -0.35 (-0.78 to 0.09). Conclusion: Results from the between-subject analysis agreed with previous findings from adult singletons that psychological health is related to birthweight. The within-pair analysis suggested a similar relation but did not attain statistical significance.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87616
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.647
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.794
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, YBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMachin, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:32:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:32:08Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 2004, v. 93 n. 7, p. 965-968en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0803-5253en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87616-
dc.description.abstractAim: To assess the relation between birthweight and psychological distress as measured by the Malaise Inventory in adult twins. Methods: Data were drawn from the 1958 British birth cohort study, which included twins followed from birth to age 42 y. We examined the relation between birthweight and psychological distress at ages 23, 33 and 42 y measured by the psychological scale of the Malaise Inventory. Analyses were performed both between subjects (n = 282) and within twin pairs (n = 112). The generalized estimating equations approach was used to handle the repeated measurements. Results: Between the 282 twins, the difference in psychological distress score was -0.45 (95% confidence interval -0.74 to -0.15) per Z-score increase in birthweight- for-gestational age. Within twin pairs, the heavier co-twins tended to have a psychological distress score lower than that of their lighter co-twins, the mean difference being -0.35 (-0.78 to 0.09). Conclusion: Results from the between-subject analysis agreed with previous findings from adult singletons that psychological health is related to birthweight. The within-pair analysis suggested a similar relation but did not attain statistical significance.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatricsen_HK
dc.rightsActa Paediatrica. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectBirthweighten_HK
dc.subjectFoetal growthen_HK
dc.subjectPsychological healthen_HK
dc.subjectTwinsen_HK
dc.titleBirthweight and psychological distress in adult twins: A longitudinal studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailKarlberg, J: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08035250410026824en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume93en_HK
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