AIM: To validate the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and to measure average cognitive deficit in children born extremely preterm.
METHODS: Parents of 30 term children aged 36-42 mo completed the ASQ and the children underwent the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence--Revised. In a second study, the ASQ was obtained in 22 children born extremely preterm and 19 term children at the age of 35-44 mo.
RESULTS: The overall ASQ score correlated significantly with IQ (p=0.007). The children born extremely preterm had an ASQ score of -1.06 SD below the score of the term children (p=0.048).
CONCLUSION: The ASQ identified a developmental deficit of the expected magnitude.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2005|
- Age Factors
- Child, Preschool
- Cognition Disorders
- Infant, Newborn
- Infant, Premature
- Intelligence Tests
- Risk Assessment