JOURNAL ARTICLE

Morningness propensity in young adults born prematurely: the Helsinki study of very low birth weight adults

Sonja Strang-Karlsson, Eero Kajantie, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Katri Räikkönen, Petteri Hovi, Jari Lahti, Kati Heinonen, Anna-Liisa Järvenpää, Johan G Eriksson, Sture Andersson, E Juulia Paavonen
Chronobiology International 2010, 27 (9-10): 1829-42
20969526
The authors explored morningness-eveningness propensity in adults born prematurely at very low birth weight (VLBW;  < 1500g) and in controls born at term. At age 21 to 29 yrs, 184 participants completed the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ). Compared with controls, VLBW adults scored higher in morningness propensity (group difference: 2.8 scores, 95% confidence interval: 0.1 to 5.5; p = .042). This finding was confined to those VLBW adults whose birth weight was not small for gestational age, and remained similar when adjusting for age, sex, and working conditions. The finding is potentially important, since morningness is associated with beneficial health outcomes.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
20969526
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"