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Early intervention influences positively quality of life as reported by prematurely born children at age nine and their parents; a randomized clinical trial
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-02-22)
Background: The Tromsø Intervention Study on Preterms evaluates an early, sensitizing intervention given to parents of prematurely born children (birth-weight < 2000 g). The current study investigated the potential influence of the intervention on children’s self-reported and parental proxy-reported quality of life (QoL) at children’s age of nine. <p>Methods: Participants were randomized to either ...
Study protocol : an early intervention program to improve motor outcome in preterm infants : a randomized controlled trial and a qualitative study of physiotherapy performance and parental experiences
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
Background Knowledge about early physiotherapy to preterm infants is sparse, given the risk of delayed motor development and cerebral palsy. Methods/Design A pragmatic randomized controlled study has been designed to assess the effect of a preventative physiotherapy program carried out in the neonatal intensive care unit. Moreover, a qualitative study is carried out to assess the physiotherapy ...
Does a parent-administrated early motor intervention influence general movements and movement character at 3 months of age in infants born preterm?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-30)
<p><i>Background</i>: Studies of preterm and term-born infants have shown absent fidgety movements and an abnormal movement character to be related to brain lesions and unfavourable neurological outcomes.</p> <p><i>Aims</i>: The present study examines what effect a parent-administered early intervention program applied to preterm infants in a randomised control trial (RCT) between 34 and 36 ...
Effect of Transverse Aortic Constriction on Cardiac Structure, Function and Gene Expression in Pregnant Rats
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
Background: There is an increased risk of heart failure and pulmonary edema in pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders. However, in a previous study we found that pregnancy protects against fibrosis and preserves angiogenesis in a rat model of angiotensin II induced cardiac hypertrophy. In this study we test the hypothesis that pregnancy protects against negative effects of increased ...
Stability and change in longitudinal associations between child behavior problems and maternal stress in families with preterm born children, follow-up after a RCT-study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-31)
The Tromsø Intervention Study on Preterms (TISP) randomized 146 preterm-born children either to the Mother-Infant Transaction Program (MITP) or to a preterm control group. Previously, significant reductions of child behavior problems and maternal stress have been reported in the intervention group. This follow-up study examines whether the MITP may have affected the longitudinal adaptation between ...