28th International Conference on Psychiatry & Mental Health
Wuhan Medical & Healthcare Center for Women and Children, China.
Title: A study on the Association between gestational weeks and children's psychological behavior development
Biography: Bin Zhang
To understand the effects of different gestational weeks and delivery method on children's psychological and behavioral development. Methods: 5222 children who were treated by Children's Health Care Center in Wuhan Medical & Healthcare Center for Women and Children from January 2013 to December 2013 were recruited as the study subjects. A retrospective investigation based on a self-made children's neuropsychological development questionnaire was carried out on subjects’ mothers. "0 to 6 years old pediatric neuropsychological development checklist (2005 edition)" revised by the Beijing Institute of Pediatrics was used as standard in children's neuropsychological development test. Univariate analysis, spearman correlation analysis and multiple unconditional logistic regression were applied. Results: There was a positive correlation between gestational weeks and children's psychological behavior evaluation, r = 0.170. The overall score of children's psychological and behavioral development showed a tendency to increase step by step in gestational age, even though there was no significant difference between 33W- 34W, but a rapid increase can be seen in the rest of the week. There was another rapid increase in 37W, 39W and continued to reach a peak at 40W. Fetal movement in 35W, 37W, 38W showed a rapid increase tendency till to 38W to reach the peak; for the fine action the booming growth periods were 35W, 37W, 38W; the adaptability was increased steadily except a swift change in 36W. The language ability suffered two rapid growth in33W, the social behavior score showed a relatively stable trend in the 32W-40W but decline after 41W. There were significant differences in the overall development of psychological behavior between cesarean section and natural childbearing children, and in evaluation distribution between cesarean and normal birth children. Conclusion: There is a positive correlation between the gestational age of childbirth and the psychological behavior evaluation of children.