Journal article

Neuropsychological outcomes of children born very preterm

Peter J Anderson

SEMINARS IN FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Considerable research has investigated the consequences of being born very preterm (VP; <32 weeks of gestation), especially in relation to cognitive functioning. While numerous cognitive and neuropsychological outcome studies have been published, it is important to consider methodological issues when reviewing this research, as the generalizability of the studies varies greatly. This article describes the nature of cognitive difficulties confronting VP children, both in terms of the frequency and severity of deficits. The breadth of cognitive difficulties reported in this population implies a generalized cognitive impairment; however, the presence of selective or primary cognitive deficits i..

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