Partanen, L, Korkalainen, N, Mäkikallio, K, Olsén, P, Heikkinen, H, Yliherva, A. Foetal growth restriction has negative influence on narrative skills in 8–10‐year‐old children. Acta Paediatr. 2020; 109: 1595– 1602. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15146
Foetal growth restriction has negative influence on narrative skills in 8–10‐year‐old children
|Author:||Partanen, Lea1; Korkalainen, Noora1,2; Mäkikallio, Kaarin3,4;|
1Faculty of Humanities, Child Language Research Centre, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Turku, Turku, Finland
4Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
5PEDEGO Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
6Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
7Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020091169355
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2020-12-23
Aim: The risk for neurocognitive difficulties is increased in children born with foetal growth restriction (FGR), but no data exist yet on their narrative skills. The narrative skills of 8‐ to 10‐year‐old children born with FGR between 24 and 40 weeks were compared with those of children born with appropriate growth for gestational age (AGA).
Methods: A prospectively collected cohort of 36 children with FGR was recruited prenatally at a Finnish tertiary hospital from 1998‐2001, and 31 children with AGA served as controls. Narrative skills were assessed using a standardised test, and correlations between narrative, communication, reading and spelling skills were studied.
Results: Children born with FGR produced significantly less information and shorter utterances in their narratives than the AGA group. Children born preterm with FGR performed significantly more poorly in their narratives than the preterm AGA group. Poor narrative skills correlated with poor communication, reading and spelling skills.
Conclusions: Children born with FGR had poorer narrative skills compared with their AGA peers at the age of 8‐10 years, and narrative skills were linked to other language‐based skills, which underlines the importance of early detection and preventive measures to optimise the educational outcome of children born with FGR.
|Pages:||1595 - 1602|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
616 Other humanities
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland; Finnish Medical Foundation
© 2019 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Partanen, L, Korkalainen, N, Mäkikallio, K, Olsén, P, Heikkinen, H, Yliherva, A. Foetal growth restriction has negative influence on narrative skills in 8–10‐year‐old children. Acta Paediatr. 2020; 109: 1595– 1602, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15146. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.