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dc.contributor.authorEngan, Mette
dc.contributor.authorEngeseth, Merete Salveson
dc.contributor.authorFevang, Silje Katrine Elgen
dc.contributor.authorVollsæter, Maria
dc.contributor.authorEide, Geir Egil
dc.contributor.authorRøksund, Ola Drange
dc.contributor.authorHalvorsen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorClemm, Hege Havstad
dc.identifier.citationEngan, M., Engeseth, M. S., Fevang, S., Vollsæter, M., Eide, G. E., Røksund, O. D., Halvorsen, T., & Clemm, H. (2020). Predicting physical activity in a national cohort of children born extremely preterm. Early Human Development, 145.en_US
dc.description.abstractPredicting physical activity in a national cohort of children born extremely preterm. Objectives To compare physical activity among school-aged children born extremely preterm or with extremely low birthweight (EP/ELBW) to term-born children, and to identify early predictors for physical inactivity in the EP/ELBW-children. Methods A national cohort born during 1999–2000 at gestational age < 28 weeks or birthweight <1000 g and term-born controls were assessed. EP/ELBW-children without neurodevelopmental disabilities were labeled “healthy”. At five years, we examined the EP/ELBW-children's motor, mental and intellectual functioning using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC), The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-revised. At 11 years, the parents reported their children's physical activity (PA) in questionnaires. Results Information was obtained from 231/372 EP/ELBW and 57/61 term-born children. At 11 years, EP/ELBW-children had fewer exercise events per week, were less engaged in team sports, had lower endurance, lower sports proficiency, and were less vigorous during PA than term-born children (p < 0.05). Low sports proficiency in the healthy EP/ELBW-children at 11 years was predicted (odds ratio; 95% confidence interval) by abnormal MABC-score (3.0; 1.0 to 8.7), and abnormal SDQ-score (4.0; 1.6 to 10.0) at 5 years. Lower endurance at PA was predicted by abnormal MABC-score (2.6; 1.0 to 6.6), abnormal SDQ-score (3.0; 1.4 to 6.5), and borderline intellectual functioning (4.2; 1.8 to 10.1). Conclusions Eleven-year-old EP/ELBW-children were less physically active than term-born. In healthy EP/ELBW-children, impaired motor coordination, borderline intellectual functioning and behavioral problems at 5 years of age predicted unfavorable PA habits at 11 years.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectextremely pretermen_US
dc.subjectextremely low birthweighten_US
dc.subjectbehavioral problemsen_US
dc.subjectborderline intellectual functioningen_US
dc.subjectmotor coordination problemsen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmental coordination disorderen_US
dc.titlePredicting physical activity in a national cohort of children born extremely pretermen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2020 The Authorsen_US
dc.source.journalEarly Human Developmenten_US

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