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Examining the relationship between performance-based and questionnaire assessments of executive function in young preterm children: implications for clinical practice

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O'Meagher, S and Norris, K and Kemp, N and Anderson, P, Examining the relationship between performance-based and questionnaire assessments of executive function in young preterm children: implications for clinical practice, Child Neuropsychology pp. 1-15. ISSN 0929-7049 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09297049.2018.1531981

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine whether specific performance-based executive function assessment tools were associated with executive functioning in everyday life as reported by parents and teachers of four- to five-year-old preterm and term children. At the age of 4 years, 141 preterm children born <33 weeks' gestation and 77 term children were assessed using performance-based intelligence (WPPSI-III) and executive function (EF) assessment tools (NEPSY-II, Day-Night and Shape School tasks). The assessment results were compared with the parent and teacher completed questionnaires of EF (BRIEF-P) when the children started kindergarten at the age of 4 to 5 years. The performance-based intelligence and EF assessment results were not consistently associated with the parent and teacher reports of EF in everyday life for either preterm or term groups. Clinical implications of using and interpreting performance-based EF assessment tools and EF questionnaires are discussed with a particular focus on young preterm children at the commencement of formal schooling.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:executive functions, assessment, children, preterm, questionnaire
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
UTAS Author:O'Meagher, S (Ms Sari O'Meagher)
UTAS Author:Norris, K (Dr Kimberley Norris)
UTAS Author:Kemp, N (Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp)
ID Code:130930
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-02-20
Last Modified:2019-04-15
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