The effect of parenting stress on child behavior problems in high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure

Daniel M. Bagner, Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Cynthia Miller-Loncar, Linda L. LaGasse, Barry M. Lester, Jing Liu, Charles R Bauer, Seetha Shankaran, Henrietta Bada, Abhik Das

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the relationship between early parenting stress and later child behavior in a high-risk sample and measure the effect of drug exposure on the relationship between parenting stress and child behavior. Methods: A subset of child-caregiver dyads (n = 607) were selected from the Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS), which is a large sample of children (n = 1,388) with prenatal cocaine exposure and a comparison sample unexposed to cocaine. Of the 607 dyads, 221 were prenatally exposed to cocaine and 386 were unexposed to cocaine. Selection was based on the presence of a stable caregiver at 4 and 36 months with no evidence of change in caregiver between those time points. Results: Parenting stress at 4 months significantly predicted child externalizing behavior at 36 months. These relations were unaffected by cocaine exposure suggesting the relationship between parenting stress and behavioral outcome exists for high-risk children regardless of drug exposure history. Conclusions: These results extend the findings of the relationship between parenting stress and child behavior to a sample of high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure. Implications for outcome and treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Cocaine
  • Disruptive behavior
  • High-risk children
  • Parenting stress
  • Prenatal drug exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Bagner, D. M., Sheinkopf, S. J., Miller-Loncar, C., LaGasse, L. L., Lester, B. M., Liu, J., ... Das, A. (2009). The effect of parenting stress on child behavior problems in high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40(1), 73-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-008-0109-6

The effect of parenting stress on child behavior problems in high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure. / Bagner, Daniel M.; Sheinkopf, Stephen J.; Miller-Loncar, Cynthia; LaGasse, Linda L.; Lester, Barry M.; Liu, Jing; Bauer, Charles R; Shankaran, Seetha; Bada, Henrietta; Das, Abhik.

In: Child Psychiatry and Human Development, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.03.2009, p. 73-84.

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Bagner, DM, Sheinkopf, SJ, Miller-Loncar, C, LaGasse, LL, Lester, BM, Liu, J, Bauer, CR, Shankaran, S, Bada, H & Das, A 2009, 'The effect of parenting stress on child behavior problems in high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 73-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-008-0109-6
Bagner, Daniel M. ; Sheinkopf, Stephen J. ; Miller-Loncar, Cynthia ; LaGasse, Linda L. ; Lester, Barry M. ; Liu, Jing ; Bauer, Charles R ; Shankaran, Seetha ; Bada, Henrietta ; Das, Abhik. / The effect of parenting stress on child behavior problems in high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure. In: Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 2009 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 73-84.
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