Journal article

Common Core Assessments in follow-up studies of adults born preterm-Recommendation of the Adults Born Preterm International Collaboration

Eero Kajantie, Samantha Johnson, Kati Heinonen, Peter J Anderson, Dieter Wolke, Kari Anne I Evensen, Katri Raikkonen, Brian A Darlow, Sylvia van der Pal, Marit S Indredavik, Julia Jaekel, Petteri Hovi, Katherine Morrison, Erik Verrips, Lex W Doyle

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Of all newborns, 1%-2% are born very preterm (VP; <32 weeks) or with very low birthweight (VLBW; ≤1500 g). Advances in prenatal and neonatal care have substantially improved their survival, and the first generations who have benefited from these advances are now entering middle age. While most lead healthy lives, on average these adults are characterised by a number of adversities. These include cardiometabolic risk factors, airway obstruction, less physical activity, poorer visual function, lower cognitive performance, and a behavioural phenotype that includes inattention and internalising and socially withdrawn behaviour that may affect life chances and quality of life. Outcome..

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Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating grant


Awarded by European Commission


Awarded by Norface DIAL


Funding Acknowledgements

Academy of Finland (to EK, KH, KR, and PH), Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating grant (#MOP - 119386 to KMM), Cure Kids NZ (to BAD), European Commission (Horizon 2020 award 733280 RECAP-preterm; to EK, DW, EV, KAIE, KH, KR, MSI, PH, SJ, and SvdP), Foundation for Pediatric Research (to EK), National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia (to PJA and LWD), Norface DIAL (Consortium 462-16-040 Premlife to EK, DW, KR), Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation (to EK, KR), and Sigrid Juselius Foundation (to EK).