Effect of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) on the psychological performance of preterm children at preschool age.

@article{Matilainen1988EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) on the psychological performance of preterm children at preschool age.},
  author={Riitta Matilainen and Kirsti Heinonen and Helena Siren-Tiusanen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1988},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          601-9
        }
}
The present paper forms part of a larger prospective study and reports on the psychological performance of preterm children (n = 68) and fullterm control children (n = 36) at preschool age. Intelligence quotients (IQs) of intrauterine growth retarded (IUGR) preterm children were lower than those of appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) preterm children or fullterm controls at preschool age. Specific deficiencies (visuomotor, language) were found in 30% of the IUGR group and in 9% of the AGA… CONTINUE READING
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