Mira Armans's research while affiliated with Oklahoma State University - Stillwater and other places

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a variable, complex, and incompletely understood spectrum of neonatal neurobehavioral dysregulation associated with prenatal drug exposure, most commonly opioids. Research on short- and long-term neurodevelopmental consequences of NAS is limited, and results are often confounded by polysubstance use during preg...
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High levels of maternal pregnancy–specific stress are associated with an increased risk for adverse birth outcomes as well as anxiety and depression symptoms during and following pregnancy. There is evidence that early childhood experiences play an important role in maternal psychological health and well-being and may be important for shaping mater...
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Resilience is a key characteristic to study in families, particularly those who have experienced significant systemic risk factors. While much resilience research focuses on ethnic and cultural minorities, little research focuses specifically on American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) families. The parent–child relationship has been demonstrated to...
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Background: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and obesity are independently associated with brain/neurocognitive health. Despite a growing emphasis on the importance of early life adversity on health, the relationship between ACEs and neurocognition in adults with overweight/obesity is unclear. The objective was to examine associations between...

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... Proactive identification of low-risk infants with high degree of accuracy will allow clinicians to shorten observation periods. Shorter hospitalization will not only result in healthcare cost savings but will improve maternal-infant bonding during the first days after birth-a crucial protective factor for long-term neuro-behavioral outcome in substance-exposed infants 70,71 . Identification of newborns at lower risk for needing pharmacological treatment might allow rural and community hospital to keep more of these infants in their postpartum units avoiding costly and socially disruptive transfer of these infants to tertiary care hospitals. ...
... Thus, several investigations have discovered a negative association between resilience and anxiety during pregnancy (Lubián López et al., 2021), and between resilience towards stress and anxiety in other populations at the time of the pandemic (Braun-Lewensohn et al., 2021;Satici et al., 2020: Wang et al., 2021. Additionally, previous researches carried out before the pandemic have proven the protective role of resilience regarding these variables in the perinatal stage (Armans et al., 2020;García-León et al., 2019). ...
... Despite the massive historical traumatic events and current challenges experienced by American Indians, the dynamic of resilience cannot be ignored. Elders in one study identified individual, family, and community constructs that promote resilience as connectedness, culture, and spirituality (28); furthermore, as Tolliver-Lynn et al. (29) relate, "many protective characteristics that promote resilience are deeply embedded in traditional AI/AN culture" (29). Elders in another study asserted that healing from said historical traumas involves reclamation of one's culture (9,30). ...
... For the main independent variable, an ordinal variable was used with categories 0 ACE, 1 ACE, 2 ACEs, 3 ACEs and 4 or more ACEs. The 4 or more cut off is used to enable comparability of results across studies (Hawkins et al., 2020;Slack et al., 2017;Merrick et al., 2019) and to inform program and policy-making(ACEs Aware, 2021). ...