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Cognitive and motor differences among low birth weight infants: impact of intraventricular hemorrhage, medical risk, and social class.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2913549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The independent impacts of severe intraventricular hemorrhage, other common medical complications of prematurity, and socioeconomic status on the development in the second year of life of 32 low birth weight subjects were explored. Outcome measures included standard tests of mental and motor development, an evaluation of language competence, and an assessment of information processing ability in a habituation/recovery paradigm. Partial correlations indicated that intraventricular hemorrhage influences cognitive and motor development independently of the other predictor variables. Socioeconomic status predicted language ability and recovery of attention to a novel stimulus independent of the other predictors. Medical complications other than intraventricular hemorrhage also made an independent contribution to the variance in language outcome. Implications of these findings are discussed.
M Lewis; M Bendersky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-01     Completed Date:  1989-03-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, 08903.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / physiopathology*
Cerebral Ventricles*
Child Development*
Child, Preschool
Infant, Low Birth Weight / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology
Language Development
Motor Skills*
Psychomotor Performance
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Social Class*
Grant Support

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