Disturbances of affect expression in failure-to-thrive Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Affective Symptoms
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Personality Development

abstract

  • Positive and negative affects were assessed in 28 6- to 36-month-old children with failure-to-thrive and 14 normally growing children in feeding and nonfeeding situations. The roles of malnutrition and severity of organic effects also were examined. Failure-to-thrive children expressed less positive affect in the feeding and nonfeeding situations and more negative affect in feeding than normally growing children. Among failure-to-thrive children, the presence of both acute and chronic malnutrition was associated with heightened negative affect during feeding, whereas the degree of organic contribution had no effect. These results, if replicated, may have implications for clinical assessment and are discussed in terms of current theories of failure-to-thrive.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1757438

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 897

end page

  • 903

volume

  • 30

number

  • 6