Exploredprospectively were the temperamental dimensions involved in the modulation of wheeziness in infancy. Subjects were 69 infants, 4 to 8 months old, referred to the emergency room because of wheeziness, and a control group of 30 infants, 4 to 8 months old, referred to the emergency room because of an acute illness other than wheeziness. Infant respiratory clinical score for wheeziness was registered and the Revised Infant Temperament Questionnaire and a demographic questionnaire were completed. Fourteen months later the reccurrence of wheeziness attacks-that is, asthma-was investigated. Maternal reports of infant's rhythmicity signifcantly improved the prediction of asthma among wheezy babies; wheezy babies were perceived as significantly less active than nonwheezy babies.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Psychology|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology