Factors Affecting the IQ of Preterm Born Children of 4-6 Years Old

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Shokofeh Radfar 1 , Davood Talebian 2 , * , Mohammad Gholami-Fesharaki 3 , Zohreh Aghamiri 4 , Mehdi Habibi 5 , Somayesadat Anvari 6 , Zahra Jaberi 7 , Zynab Hasaninasab 8 , Masome Mohamadian 9

1 Child Psychiatrist, Behavioral Sciences Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences , Tehran, Iran

2 Pediatric Physician, Researching and Educational Management, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

4 MSC of Educational Administration, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 BSC of Psychology, Iran Helal Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

6 BSC of Psychology, Researching and Educational Management, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

7 General Physician, Researching and Educational Management, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

8 BSC of Insurance, Researching and Educational Management, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

9 MSC of Nursing Education, Researching and Educational Management, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Radfar S, Talebian D , Gholami-Fesharaki M, Aghamiri Z, Habibi M, et al. Factors Affecting the IQ of Preterm Born Children of 4-6 Years Old, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(10(suppl)):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (10(suppl))
Published Online: December 19, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: September 28, 2013
Accepted: November 05, 2013

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Abstract

Background: This research was carry out with aim of study of factors affecting the IQ of children 4-6 years old born preterm.

Materials and Methods: This analytical-cross sectional study was carried out on 102 premature children with age 4-6 years old during years 2004 to 2006. The tools used in this study were Wechsler intelligence scale for children and questioner including demographical characteristic. In this study we used t-test and spearman correlation and also SPSS-18 was used to analyze data.

Results: In this study there was statistical relationship between normal child development and gestational age, birth weight, maternal education, multiple pregnancies, but there were not any statistical significant relationship between the history of preterm birth and child s gender, consanguinity parents, apgar, mother job.

Conclusion: IQ in preterm babies who admitted in the NICU was lower than non-admitted preterm or term babies.

Keywords

Premature Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) IQ

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