Abstract

Children of Extremely Preterm Birth: Not Too Late to Achieve Their Full Potential

Kei Tamai and his colleagues studied the physical fitness of non-disabled school-aged children born with extremely low birth weights ≤ 1000 g. The subjects were 169 ELBW infants without cerebral palsy or intellectual disability. Physical fitness was assessed using the grip strength, sit-up repetitions, sit and reach, side steps, standing long jump, and softball throw tests. T-scores were calculated using national survey data


Author(s):

Masanori Fujimura*



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