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Attentional problems in children born very preterm or with extremely low birth weight at 7-9 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17900856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Behavioral rating scales and tests of attention were used to study attentional problems in children born very preterm (< or =27 weeks gestation) or with extremely low birth weight (ELBW; < or =1000 g). Psychological tests of attention (viz., Digits and Spatial Span Forward, Visual Attention from the NEPSY, Trail Making Test B, and Stroop Color and Word Test) were administered to 45 children born very preterm/ELBW and 49 full-term controls, aged 7-9 years of age. Behavioral ratings on an ADHD scale were provided by parents and teachers on inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms. Children born very preterm/ELBW were found to perform significantly more poorly on Spatial Span Forward, Visual Attention, and Trail Making B than controls. Group differences were also found on parents' ratings on inattentive and total symptoms. Finally, measures of psychological tests of attention were found to be significant predictors of parents' and teachers' ratings of symptoms.
David Shum; Kerryn Neulinger; Michael O'Callaghan; Heather Mohay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0887-6177     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Clin Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-01     Completed Date:  2008-05-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9004255     Medline TA:  Arch Clin Neuropsychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre and School of Psychology, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Attention / physiology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data
Photic Stimulation / methods
Premature Birth / physiopathology*
Space Perception / physiology

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