Can temperament be understood at birth? The relationship between neonatal pain cry and their temperament: a preliminary study.

@article{Jong2010CanTB,
  title={Can temperament be understood at birth? The relationship between neonatal pain cry and their temperament: a preliminary study.},
  author={Jyh-Tsorng Jong and Tsair Kao and Liang-Yi Lee and Hung-Hsuan Huang and Po-Tsung Lo and Hui-Chung Wang},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={266-72}
}
This study investigated the relationship between the pain cries of neonates at 3-5 days and temperament at 1 month of age, as rated by mothers. A total of 68 healthy neonates' pain cries elicited by injection of the hepatitis B virus vaccine were analyzed and were categorized into "pre-part" and "post-part" cry by the determination of a regulatory point by observers, with a high consensus on spectrogram profiles. Differences in parameters between the pre-part and post-part of the pain cries and… CONTINUE READING