Measuring functional outcomes after prematurity: developmental impact of very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight status on childhood disability.

@article{Msall2002MeasuringFO,
  title={Measuring functional outcomes after prematurity: developmental impact of very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight status on childhood disability.},
  author={M E Msall and Michelle R Tremont},
  journal={Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={258-72}
}
Our purpose was to describe functional outcomes in essential activities in preschool, school-age, and adolescent children who were born very (<32 weeks gestation) and extremely (<28 weeks gestation) prematurely. Very low birth weight (VLBW; 1000-1499 g), or extremely low birth weight (ELBW;<1000 g) populations are the focus of our analysis. We describe models of disablement and enablement for specifying the complexity of childhood outcomes using a framework of pathophysiology, impairment… CONTINUE READING