School achievement, behavioural adjustment and health at nine years of age in a population of infants who were born preterm or required prolonged mechanical ventilation

Mohay H., O'callaghan M., Burns Y. and Tudehope D. (1989) School achievement, behavioural adjustment and health at nine years of age in a population of infants who were born preterm or required prolonged mechanical ventilation. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 6 1: 15-18. doi:10.1017/S0816512200025967


Author Mohay H.
O'callaghan M.
Burns Y.
Tudehope D.
Title School achievement, behavioural adjustment and health at nine years of age in a population of infants who were born preterm or required prolonged mechanical ventilation
Journal name The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1839-2504
Publication date 1989
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0816512200025967
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 18
Total pages 4
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract With advances in medical knowledge, increasing numbers of very small and very sick infants are surviving. Only a small percentage of these infants have severe disabilities. However, the risk of more subtle handicapping conditions such as learning disabilities, behaviour problems and recurrent illness needs to be assessed. The prevalence of these conditions in a population of 88 high risk infants was investigated when these children reached nine years of age. In general, the children were found to be in good health, although there was an increased risk of asthma. In contrast, a high percentage were experiencing learning difficulties or exhibiting behaviour problems. Thus, the medical problems of infancy appeared to have been replaced with educational and behavioural problems in the school years. The perinatal, developmental and social antecedents of these problems require further investigation. Copyright
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