Do Cognitive and behavioral assessments of executive functions measure the same concept in children born very preterm?

Perrig, Walter; Mürner-Lavanchy, I.M.; Ritter, Barbara; Steinlin, Maja; Everts, Regula (2012). Do Cognitive and behavioral assessments of executive functions measure the same concept in children born very preterm? (Unpublished). In: 8th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Neuroscience Berne. University Hospital of Psychiatry, Bern. 04.12.2012..

Aims: This study investigated whether children aged between 8 - 12 years born very preterm (VPT) and/or at very low birth weight (VLBW) performed lower than same-aged term-born controls in cognitive and behavioral aspects of three executive functions: inhibition, working memory, and shifting. Special attention was given to sex differences. Methods: Fifty-two VPT/VLBW children (26 girls) born in the cohort of 1998–2003 at the Children’s University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, and 36 same-aged term-born controls (18 girls) were recruited. As cognitive measures, children completed tasks of inhibition (Colour-Word Interference Test, D-KEFS), working memory (digit span backwards, WISC-IV) and shifting (Trail Making Test, number-letter switching, D-KEFS). As behavioral measures, mothers completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), assessing executive functions in everyday life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Division/Institute: 04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
UniBE Contributor: Perrig, Walter; Ritter, Barbara; Steinlin, Maja and Everts, Regula
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
Language: English
Submitter: Users 263 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 08:38
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2014 08:38
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/57872

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