Journal article

Rates of early intervention services in children born extremely preterm/extremely low birthweight

Ianthe S Mills, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie LY Cheong, Gehan Roberts

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: To determine the rates of early intervention (EI) service use in extremely preterm (EP, <28 weeks' gestation) or extremely low birthweight (ELBW, <1000 g) infants between 1991 and 2013, and identify biological or socio-economic factors associated with receiving EI. METHODS: Participants comprised consecutive EP or ELBW survivors born in 1991-1992, 1997 or 2005 in Victoria, Australia, and randomly selected, matched term-born controls. The main outcome measure was parent-reported EI participation up to 8 years of age. Neurodevelopmental outcomes and socio-economic risk factors were compared with EI participation to identify associations among the preterm groups. RESULTS: The rates of EI w..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Early Career Fellowship)


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence, no. 546519; Centre of Research Excellence, no. 1060733 and Early Career Fellowship no. 1053787 to JLY Cheong) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funding sources had no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.