Attention problems in very low birth weight preschoolers: are new screening measures needed for this special population?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

PROBLEM: Children born prematurely have been shown to have a range of problems that often result in delayed academic achievement. METHODS: The current study assessed both attention problem scores (Child Behavior Checklist) and actual performance on tasks tapping three attention networks in a sample of children (n = 94) born with very low birth weights (VLBW; < or = 1500 grams). FINDINGS: Attention problem scores were extremely low and did not predict children's actual attention performance. CONCLUSIONS: A body of research is developing that suggests VLBW children may have specific, yet subtle, attention problems that may differ from those of other children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, DW; Burns, B; Snyder, E; Robinson, J

Published Date

  • May 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 74 - 85

PubMed ID

  • 17598801

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1073-6077

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2007.00089.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England