Expressive Language and Cognitive Early Development in Very Low Birth-Weight Preterm Toddlers
The aim of the present study is to describe the performance of very low birth-weight preterm toddlers regarding expressive language and cognitive development during sensorimotor and beginning of pre-operational periods, as well as to compare the performance presented by these children to that presented by their full-term peers, according to Genetic Epistemology theoretical principles.
The hypothesis of this study is that very-low birth weight preterms would present a poorer performance, concerning expressive language and cognition development,than their full-term peers.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Expressive Language and Cognitive Early Development in Very Low Birth-Weight Preterm Toddlers|
- Performance on monthly observations carried out after the initial evaluation [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
20 very low birth weight preterm toddlers
20 full-term toddlers
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00689676
|Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05508-000|
|Study Chair:||Suelly CO Limongi, PhD.||University of Sao Paulo|