Journal article

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

Abstract

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) ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine


Funding Acknowledgements

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.