Parent-reported health in extremely preterm and extremely low-birthweight children at age 8 years compared with comparison children born at term
Gehan Roberts, Peter J Anderson, Jeanie Cheong, Lex W Doyle
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2011
AIM: Extremely preterm and extremely low-birthweight (EP/ELBW) children (<28 completed weeks' gestation; birthweight <1000g) have a high risk of long-term adverse outcomes. Clinical developmental surveillance is difficult to achieve for all of these children. Our aim was to study the ability of two parent-completed questionnaires to differentiate health status of EP/ELBW children from that of a comparison group of children born at term, and to screen EP/ELBW children for disability compared with the ability of a multidisciplinary clinical assessment. METHOD: A geographic cohort of 189 EP/ELBW children (100 males, 89 females) and a comparison group of 173 term children (92 males, 81 females) ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
Awarded by Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine
This work was partly funded by the Victorian Government. Dr Roberts is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellowship (grant no. 607384) and a Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine grant (no. 546519). Dr Cheong is supported by the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine (grant no. 546519). The funder was not involved in study design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and/or publication decisions.