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NTNU 5y Dataset

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Associated study

Acronym NTNU LBW Life
Name NTNU Low Birth Weight in a Lifetime Perspective Study
Study design Cohort
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births) 121
  • Norway


NTNU LBW Life Cohort

Single centre cohort, all VLBW infants <1500g admitted to the NICU at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital.
Control group were all children born to mothers of a 10% random sample in the Trondheim region in the same years as the VLBW group.

Data Collection Event

5 Year Follow Up

At 5 years of age, participants underwent an examination to assess physical health, motor function and neurodevelopment, and quantitative cerebral MRI.

Cognitive development was assessed using the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). Yale Children's Inventory (YCI) was used to assess attentional deficits and learning difficulties. Physical and motor assessments included a neuropediatric examination (based on Touwen, 1979), anthropometric measurements (height, weight, head circumference, upper arm circumference, triceps and subscapular skinfold thickness). Three subscales from Peabody Developmental Motor Scales were also administered (Eye/hand coordination, balance, and locomotor).

Quantitative MRI was performed to measure volumes for a number of brain structures (2D T1 weighted inversion recovery, T2 weighted spin echo sequences at 1.5 T).