!n this thesis a prospective longitudinal follow-up study will be described from birth to 3.6 years of age in 79 high-risk VLBW children. The aim of the study was to find answers to the following questions: 1. What is the predictive value of standardized assessments in the neonatal period, at 1 and 2 years of age, for neurodevelopmental outcome at 3.6 years of age? 2. What is the effect of biological and social factors on the development of high-risk VLBW children and how do these factors interact? 3. Is there any relationship between specific biological and social factors and specific neurodevelopmental disabilities and if so, how can these disabilities be prevented in the future?

Neonatology, child, development, handicaps, partus immaturus, social and biological factors, very low birthweight
P.J.J. Sauer (Pieter) , F.C. Verhulst (Frank)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
This work was supported by grants from the Sophia Foundation for Medical Research and the Foundation for Children's Rehabilitation of the Adriaan Stichting Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (1992, December 4). Biological and social factors in the development of very low birthweight child. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/40177