Attention problems in very low birth weight preschoolers: are new screening measures needed for this special population?

@article{Davis2007AttentionPI,
  title={Attention problems in very low birth weight preschoolers: are new screening measures needed for this special population?},
  author={Deborah Winders Davis and Barbara Burns and Elizabeth Snyder and Julia U Robinson},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={74-85}
}
PROBLEM Children born prematurely have been shown to have a range of problems that often result in delayed academic achievement. METHODS The current study assessed both attention problem scores (Child Behavior Checklist) and actual performance on tasks tapping three attention networks in a sample of children (n = 94) born with very low birth weights (VLBW; < or = 1500 grams). FINDINGS Attention problem scores were extremely low and did not predict children's actual attention performance… CONTINUE READING