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Research Letter
March 4, 2019

Self-reported Quality of Life at Middle School Age in Survivors of Very Preterm Birth: Results From the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity Trial

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 3Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Women’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 5BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 6Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(5):487-489. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4853

Data on health-related quality of life are sparse for children who were born very preterm during the past 2 decades and limited to single countries.1,2 We studied the self-reported quality of life in an international cohort of 11-year-old children with birth weights of 500 to 1250 g.