Neonatal white matter abnormalities predict global executive function impairment in children born very preterm

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Woodward, Lianne J., Clark, Caron A.C., Pritchard, Verena E., Anderson, Peter J. and Inder, Terrie E.. (2011) Neonatal white matter abnormalities predict global executive function impairment in children born very preterm. Developmental Neuropsychology. 36(1), pp. 22 - 41. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2011.540530
AuthorsWoodward, Lianne J., Clark, Caron A.C., Pritchard, Verena E., Anderson, Peter J. and Inder, Terrie E.
Abstract

Using prospective longitudinal data from 110 very preterm and 113 full term children, this article describes the executive functioning abilities of very preterm children at age 4, and examines relations between the extent of white matter abnormality on neonatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and later executive function outcomes. Very preterm children performed less well than full term children on measures of planning ability, cognitive flexibility, selective attention, and inhibitory control. Executive impairments at age 4 were confined to preterm children with mild or moderate–severe white matter abnormalities on MRI. Findings support the importance of cerebral white matter integrity for later executive function.

Year2011
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Journal citation36 (1), pp. 22 - 41
PublisherPsychology Press
ISSN1532-6942
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2011.540530
Scopus EID2-s2.0-79251511883
Page range22 - 41
Research GroupInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
Place of publicationUnited States of America
EditorsD.L. Molfese
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