Quality of Life of Formerly Preterm and Very Low Birth Weight Infants From Preschool Age to Adulthood: A Systematic Review

@article{Zwicker2008QualityOL,
  title={Quality of Life of Formerly Preterm and Very Low Birth Weight Infants From Preschool Age to Adulthood: A Systematic Review},
  author={Jill G. Zwicker and Susan R. Harris},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121},
  pages={e366 - e376}
}
OBJECTIVE. The goal of this systematic review was to synthesize studies that examined the health-related quality of life of preschool- and school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults who were born preterm and/or at very low birth weight. METHODS. We searched 7 databases up to September 2006 (Medline, PubMed, Embase, EBM Reviews, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsycINFO, and the Educational Resource Information Center) as well as gray literature sources. We… Expand
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