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What matters in the long term: reflections on the context of adult outcomes versus detailed measures in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17707702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The primary goals of modern perinatal intensive care are to improve survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of high-risk infants. The detailed assessments at follow-up in the early years provide us with valuable information on the performance of the children at a given point in time. With increasing age of the subjects, the investigation into their outcome has evolved from a narrow focus of neurodevelopmental status to broader considerations of their overall morbidity, accomplishments and self-perception of their health and quality of life. In this chapter, we will reflect on the importance of the detailed measures in the early years, the impact of moderating background variables on predictability of outcomes, implications for the future and what really matters at young adulthood for infants born prematurely. We will explore the perspectives of different respondents and the need to look beyond the traditional measures to obtain complementary information.
Saroj Saigal; Peter Rosenbaum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1744-165X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-17     Completed Date:  2008-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101240003     Medline TA:  Semin Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street W., Room 4G40, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Developmental Disabilities
Disabled Persons*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Quality of Life*

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