Posttraumatic stress symptoms and cortisol regulation in mothers of very preterm infants.

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Title
Posttraumatic stress symptoms and cortisol regulation in mothers of very preterm infants.
Journal
Stress and Health : Journal of the International Society For the Investigation of Stress
Author(s)
Habersaat S., Borghini A., Nessi J., Pierrehumbert B., Forcada-Guex M., Ansermet F., Müller-Nix C.
ISSN
1532-2998 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1532-3005
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
30
Number
2
Pages
134-141
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Previous studies have found that mothers of very preterm infants often report symptoms of posttraumatic stress, which has been related to cortisol dysregulation. However, the exact nature of this association is not clear and can be different regarding the predominance of some specific symptoms of posttraumatic stress, as suggested by a recent model. The objective of the present study is to assess the association between diurnal salivary cortisol and posttraumatic stress symptoms in mothers of very preterm infants. Seventy-four mothers of very preterm infants were included in the study. Mothers' cortisol regulation and posttraumatic stress symptoms were evaluated 12 months after child theoretical term (40 weeks of gestation). Results showed an association between higher re-experiencing symptoms and flatter cortisol slopes. These results may help to understand differences found in studies assessing the relation between severity of posttraumatic stress and cortisol levels, by supporting the symptoms' theory. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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