Executive functioning at ages 5 and 7 years in children with prenatal cocaine exposure.

@article{Eyler2009ExecutiveFA,
  title={Executive functioning at ages 5 and 7 years in children with prenatal cocaine exposure.},
  author={Fonda Davis Eyler and Tamara Duckworth Warner and Marylou Behnke and Wei Hou and Kathleen Wobie and Cynthia Wilson Garvan},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 1-2},
  pages={121-36}
}
This prospective longitudinal study evaluated the effect of prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) on executive functioning in 5- and 7-year-old children. In total, 154 pregnant cocaine users, identified by urine toxicology and structured interviews, were matched to 154 nonusers. Children were assessed by certified masked evaluators, and caregivers were interviewed by experienced staff during home visits. In approximately 90% of the surviving sample tested at ages 5 and 7 years, structural equation… CONTINUE READING
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