A possible relationship between preterm birth and circadian typology was investigated in two pilot survey studies involving 13-year-old teen-agers. Two different questionnaires were used: the Junior Morningness–Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) (administered to 55 preterm and 210 fullterm subjects) and the Junior Composite Scale (CS) (administered to 40 preterm and 318 fullterm subjects). In both surveys, preterm groups presented significantly higher total scores, indicating a higher propensity to morningness. Indeed in the preterm samples no evening types were found. The results are discussed in relation to recent models of circadian regulation of the sleep–wake cycle.

Relationship between preterm birth and circadian typology in adolescence

NATALE, VINCENZO;SANSAVINI, ALESSANDRA;TROMBINI, ELENA;ESPOSITO, MARIA JOSE';ALESSANDRONI, ROSINA;FALDELLA, GIACOMO
2005

Abstract

A possible relationship between preterm birth and circadian typology was investigated in two pilot survey studies involving 13-year-old teen-agers. Two different questionnaires were used: the Junior Morningness–Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) (administered to 55 preterm and 210 fullterm subjects) and the Junior Composite Scale (CS) (administered to 40 preterm and 318 fullterm subjects). In both surveys, preterm groups presented significantly higher total scores, indicating a higher propensity to morningness. Indeed in the preterm samples no evening types were found. The results are discussed in relation to recent models of circadian regulation of the sleep–wake cycle.
Natale V.; Sansavini A.; Trombini E.; Esposito M.J.; Alessandroni R.; Faldella G.
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