Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Advances in Preterm Infant Research (Hardback)
  • Advances in Preterm Infant Research (Hardback)
zoom

Advances in Preterm Infant Research (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£80.99
Hardback 123 Pages / Published: 01/07/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book presents the experience from a study that investigated executive function (EF) and sustained attention (SA) in preterm and full-term infants at 8 months after expected date of delivery and at 1011 months of age. Executive function and sustained attention emerge in infancy and continues to develop throughout childhood. Executive function and sustained attention is believed to underlie some learning problems in children at school age. Although numerous studies have reported that the overall development of preterm infants is comparable to that of full-term infants at the same corrected age, it is unclear to what extent the development of specific cognitive abilities is affected by prematurity and/or other factors such as medical complications. As preterm infants have a high rate of learning difficulties, it is possible that factors associated with prematurity specifically affect the development of some regions of the brain associated with the regulation of executive function and sustained attention. Thirty-seven preterm infants without identified disabilities, and 74 due date and gender matched healthy full-term infants, participated in the study. The preterm infants were all less than 32 weeks gestation and less than 1500 grams birth weight. The findings of the study showed that preterm infants performed significantly more poorly than full-term infants at both 8 months after the expected date of delivery and 1011 months chronological age on all measures of executive function and sustained attention. However the difference between preterm and full-term infants at 8 months after expected date of delivery was much less than at 1011 months chronological age. The results suggested that the effects of maturation are greater than the effects of exposure to extra uterine environmental stimuli on the development of executive function and sustained attention.

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781626186965
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm

You may also be interested in...

Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
Added to basket
The Roar Behind the Silence
Added to basket
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Added to basket
Managing PCOS For Dummies
Added to basket
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Added to basket
MRCOG Part One
Added to basket
£98.99
Paperback
Manual of Obstetrics
Added to basket
£59.00
Paperback
EMQs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Added to basket
An Everyday Miracle
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
SBAs for the Part 1 MRCOG
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.