publication . Other literature type . 2012

Psychological and psychophysiological functioning of young adults born preterm : The Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults

Pyhälä, Riikka;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012
  • Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
  • Country: Finland
Improvements in neonatal intensive care during the last few decades have led to a remarkable improvement in the survival rates of preterm infants born with very low birth weight (< 1500 g; VLBW). However, VLBW may have a cost for the physical, psychosocial and cognitive development of the survivors. Nevertheless, there has been little research into the long-term consequences of VLBW that last till or emerge in adulthood. In addition, there have been relatively few studies on whether the adult outcomes of VLBW depend on sex or fetal growth. Within the Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults, we studied whether young adults with VLBW differ from term-born a...
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