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Correlation Between Pregnancy Poisoning, Cognitive Development and Symptoms of Behavioral Disorders in Children
M Bagheri1 , SE Hosseini 2, H Javidi1 , N Sohrabi1
1- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht Branch, Marvdasht, Iran
2- Department of Biology Education, Zand Institute of Higher Education Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran , ebrahim.hossini@yahoo.com
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Background & aim: Maternity events such as preterm birth, low birth weight and low Apgar score can affect postpartum life. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between pregnancy poisoning and cognitive development and symptoms of behavioral disorders in children.
Methods: The present descriptive correlation study was conducted in 2017. The statistical population included 1500 children born in 2007, 2006 and 2010 at Hafez hospital, Shiraz. The selected sample was 306 according to Morgan table, but due to the samples decrease, 300 children were included in the study. Our sample is limited to children with information about maternal preeclampsia. Cognitive development of these children was measured by a children's Raven color questionnaire with 41% validity and 62% reliability. Symptoms of behavioral disorders were also assessed by the Rutter Behavioral Disorders Questionnaire, a special form for parents with 97% validity and 92% reliability. The collected data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient test.
Results: A significant and positive relationship was observed between pregnancy poisoning and children's cognitive development. The correlation coefficient between the two is 0.187, which is significant at the level of p <0.01. Moreover, the correlation between pregnancy poisoning with aggression is equal to 0.317, with child anxiety is equal to 0.247, with maladaptation is equal to 0.240 and with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is -0.212, all of which are significant at the level of p <0.01. It was indicated that there was an inverse and significant relationship between pregnancy poisoning with aggression, anxiety, maladaptation and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but the correlation between pregnancy poisoning and child antisocial behavior was 0.107 and no significant relationship was observed.
Conclusion: The results indicated that pregnancy poisoning affects cognitive development and symptoms of behavioral disorders in children. On the other hand, more hospitalization of these infants in the intensive care unit can lead to behavioral disorders in the child in the future.
Keywords: Pregnancy poisoning, Cognitive development, Symptoms of behavioral disorders in children
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2021/06/23 | Accepted: 2021/11/20 | Published: 2022/01/5

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