PremLife

Life Course Dynamics after Preterm Birth – Protective Factors for Social and Educational Transitions, Health, and Prosperity

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Project Details

PremLife investigates what factors provide protection and increase resilience for preterm children’s life course outcomes. Preterm birth is an increasingly important cause of inequality in Europe.

Incidence rates and survival after preterm birth have increased while rates of adverse outcomes across the lifespan remain. The project considers protective/resiliency factors at the individual, micro-system (family and peers) and macro-system (countries) levels.

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Recent Publications

Association of Very Preterm Birth or Very Low Birth Weight With Intelligence in Adulthood: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis

Robert Eves, Marina Mendonça, Nicole Baumann, Yanyan Ni, Brian A. Darlow, John Horwood, Lianne J. Woodward, Lex W. Doyle, Jeanie Cheong, Peter J. Anderson, Peter Bartmann, Neil Marlow, Samantha Johnson, Eero Kajantie, Petteri Hovi, Chiara Nosarti, Marit S. Indredavik, Kari Anne I. Evensen, Katri Räikkönen, Kati Heinonen, Jennifer Zeitlin, Dieter Wolke |

Subjective Well-Being and Self-Esteem in Preterm Born Adolescents: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis

Ayten Bilgin, Asteria Brylka, Dieter Wolke, Hayley Trower, Nicole Baumann, Sakari Lemola |

Mental health outcomes of adults born very preterm or with very low birth weight: A systematic review

Rachel Robinson, Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Falk Voit, Polina Girchenko, Dieter Wolke, Sakari Lemola, Eero Kajantie, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen |

Common Core Assessments in follow-up studies of adults born preterm – Recommendation of the Adults Born Preterm International Collaboration

Eero Kajantie, Samantha Johnson, Kati Heinonen, Peter J. Anderson, Dieter Wolke, Kari Anne I. Evensen, Katri Räikkönen, Brian A. Darlow, Sylvia van der Pal, Marit S. Indredavik, Julia Jaekel, Petteri Hovi, Katherine Morrison, Erik Verrips, Lex W. Doyle |

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Stakeholders

Finland: Kevyt, Finnish Pediatric Society, Society for Social Medicine, Finnish Medical Society (Duodecim), Finnish Investigators Network of Pediatric Medicines, the Pediatric Research Center Helsinki University Hospital, Finnish Medical Foundation, Ministry of Social and Health Affairs Finland, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education Finland, Pediatricians, Neonatologists, educators, daycare teachers, ministers for health and education, researchers, medical professionals, research groups with preterm birth focused cohorts (e.g. Pipari), parents of preterm borns and preterm born adults.

United Kingdom: Ministers for children, education and public health, MPs with an interest in child & adolescent health, children’s commissioners, members of Public Health England, Public Health consultants, Medical professors, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, EFCNI, Tommy’s the Baby Charity, Neonatal Society, British Psychology Society, Bliss, BAPM.

General public: Journalists, practitioners, care professionals, and families related to preterm birth.

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