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Title: Prenatal stress exposure is associated with increased dyspnoea perception in adulthood
Authors: von Leupoldt, Andreas
Mangelschots, Eline
Niederstrasser, Nils Georg
Braeken, Marijke
Billiet, Thibo
Van den Bergh, Bea R. H.
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, 50(2), p. 1-4 (Art N° 1700642)
Abstract: Dyspnoea is the aversive cardinal symptom in various prevalent conditions such as respiratory, cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases and is associated with great individual and socioeconomic burden [1]. Over the past years, several physiological and also psychological factors have been demonstrated to affect the perception of dyspnoea [1, 2]. For example, high levels of anxiety in adulthood were associated with increased dyspnoea perception in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but also in healthy controls [2]. Moreover, adverse, separation-related experiences in childhood were linked to the subsequent development of increased anxiety and dyspnoea [3]. However, the effects of adverse experiences in early, prenatal life on dyspnoea perception remain widely unknown, although prenatal exposure to maternal stress and anxiety has convincingly been related to the development of other health and behavioural problems later in life, including impairments of the respiratory control system and high anxiety levels [4–9]. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between prenatal exposure to maternal stress and the perception of dyspnoea in adulthood 28 years later.
Notes: [von Leupoldt, Andreas; Mangelschots, Eline; Niederstrasser, Nils Georg; Braeken, Marijke; Van den Bergh, Bea R. H.] Univ Leuven, Hlth Psychol, Tiensestr 102, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. [Niederstrasser, Nils Georg] Loughborough Univ Technol, Sch Sport Exercise & Hlth Sci, Loughborough, Leics, England. [Braeken, Marijke] Hasselt Univ, Rehabil Sci & Physiotherapy, Fac Med & Life Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Billiet, Thibo] Univ Hosp Leuven, Dept Radiol, Leuven, Belgium. [Van den Bergh, Bea R. H.] Flemish Govt, Dept Welf Publ Hlth & Family, Brussels, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25458
Link to publication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5593350/pdf/ERJ-00642-2017.pdf
DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00642-2017
ISI #: 000412295000015
ISSN: 0903-1936
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2018
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