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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Fussing and Crying Durations and Prevalence of Colic in Infants

Wolke, Dieter, Bilgin, Ayten, Samara, Muthanna (2017) Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Fussing and Crying Durations and Prevalence of Colic in Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics, 185 . 55-61.e4. ISSN 0022-3476. (doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.02.020) (KAR id:82293)

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Abstract

Objective

A systematic literature search was performed using the databases Medline, PsycINFO, and Embase. The major outcome measure was mean total fuss/cry duration during 24 hours at ages 1-2 weeks (11 samples), 3-4 weeks (6 samples), 5-6 weeks (28 samples), 8-9 weeks (9 samples), and 10-12 weeks (12 samples).

Results

The duration of fussing/crying drops significantly after 8-9 weeks of age, with colic as defined by modified Wessel criteria being rare in infants older than 9 weeks. Colic or excessive fuss/cry may be more accurately identified by defining fuss/cry above the 90th percentile in the chart provided based on the review.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.02.020
Uncontrolled keywords: Infant Crying, Colic, Meta-Analysis
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Depositing User: Ayten Bilgin
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 05:49 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 08:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82293 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bilgin, Ayten: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9502-5814
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