Other content tagged: Quality of Life

Are preterm born adults more optimistic or pessimistic? Exploring the long-term effects of preterm birth in adulthood

Optimistic people not only have a more positive outlook on life but also benefit from better health. They have better physical and mental health, recover faster from illness, and live longer. However, individuals born preterm tend to show poorer physical and mental health and a higher mortality rate. But does that mean that adults born preterm are, because of their particular circumstances, also less optimistic and more pessimistic in their attitude towards life?…
Read more

Health-related quality of life in very and extremely preterm born children at the age of five years

A European study with more than 3600 participants measured how health-related quality of life in children at the age of five is affected by extreme and very preterm birth. The results show that quality of life is particularly lower in extremely preterm born children. Compared to children who are born at term, preterm born children often have a higher risk of mortality and developing serious complications. Children who are born before 28 weeks of gestation…
Read more