Print Email Facebook Twitter Looking back in time: Outcome of a national cohort of very preterm infants born in The Netherlands in 1983 Title Looking back in time: Outcome of a national cohort of very preterm infants born in The Netherlands in 1983 Author Walther, F.J. den Ouden, A.L. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. Publication year 2000 Abstract In 1983, Dutch pediatricians collaborated on a national level and collected perinatal data on 1338 liveborn infants with a gestational age <32 weeks and/or a birthweight <1500 g (project on preterm and small for gestational age infants, POPS). Their outcome was assessed at 2 years of age by their pediatricians, at 5 years by a team of investigators, and at 9-14 years by questionnaires completed by parents, teachers, and children themselves. The overall picture that emerges from this 14-year follow-up is that a low percentage of these very preterm infants (10%) has a severe disability or handicap at school age. Although 90% of the children are without severe disabilities at school age, many of them meet serious difficulties in everyday life and the burden of mild developmental abnormalities, behavioral and learning disorders increases with age. In adolescents, it is likely that as many as 40% of the survivors will not be able to become fully independent adults. Abnormalities found during early, standardized clinical neurological examination are highly predictive for these later problems. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. Subject HealthDevelopmentDisordersFollow-upVery preterm infantsCohort analysisGestational ageNewbornNewborn morbidityNewborn mortalityNewborn periodPerinatal carePrematurityPrenatal growthVery low birth weightBirth WeightCohort StudiesDevelopmental DisabilitiesFollow-Up StudiesGestational AgeHumansInfant, NewbornInfant, PrematureLearning DisordersMental DisordersNetherlandsNeurologic ExaminationQuestionnaires To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:39ac57d0-8a6a-48d7-8cb8-ced6a5cadc81 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s0378-3782(00)00094-3 TNO identifier 280412 ISSN 0378-3782 Source Early Human Development, 59 (3), 175-191 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.