Parental, prenatal, and neonatal associations with ball skills at age 8 using an exposome approach
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

There is little consistency in the literature concerning factors that influence motor coordination in children. A hypothesis-free "exposome" approach was used with 7359 children using longitudinal information covering 3 generations in regard to throwing a ball accurately at age 7 years. The analyses showed an independent robust negative association with mother's unhappiness in her midchildhood (6-11 years). No such association was present for study fathers. The offspring of parents who described themselves as having poor eyesight had poorer ability. This hypothesis-free approach has identified a strong negative association with an unhappy childhood. Future studies of this cohort will be used to determine whether the mechanism is manifest through differing parenting skills, or a biological mechanism reflecting epigenetic effects.

Author(s): 
Golding, Jean
Gregory, Steven
Iles-Caven, Yasmin
Lingam, Raghu
Davis, John M.
Emmett, Pauline
Steer, Colin D.
Hibbeln, Joseph R.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Child Neurology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J. Child Neurol.
Publication Date: 
2014-10
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
1390-1398
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
10
ISSN: 
1708-8283
DOI: 
10.1177/0883073814530501
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24828115 PMCID: PMC4388909

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Jean Golding, Steven Gregory, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Raghu Lingam, John M. Davis, Pauline Emmett, Colin D. Steer and Joseph R. Hibbeln. 2014-10. "Parental, prenatal, and neonatal associations with ball skills at age 8 using an exposome approach." Journal of Child Neurology 29: 10: 1390-1398. 10.1177/0883073814530501.

Wikipedia Citation

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