Developmental Trajectories of Young Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Longitudinal Study from 21 to 40 Months of Age
Jennifer Lorenzo, Belinda Barton, Shelley S Arnold, Kathryn N North
Journal of Pediatrics | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To establish the developmental trajectory of young children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) during the first 4 years of life. STUDY DESIGN: In this longitudinal study, 39 children with NF1 and 39 controls were assessed with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Second Edition at 21 (time point 1, or T1) and 30 months (T2) of age, and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Third Edition at 40 months (T3). Language was also assessed at T2 and T3. Parents rated their child's productive vocabulary at T1 and T2, and behavior at each time point. Linear mixed models were performed to examine cognitive development and behavior over time. Linear regressions were c..View full abstract
Awarded by US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Department of Defense, Neurofibromatosis Research Program
Supported by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Department of Defense, Neurofibromatosis Research Program (W81XWH-04-1-0510). J.L. was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Dora Lush) Scholarship for the duration of this study. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.