Twenty-nine percent of 5-year-old children born prematurely whose parents were placed under an early intervention program scored in the borderline range of a behavior-problem scale, while 48% of the control group did so, a Norwegian study showed. The findings, which were based on outcomes of 146 preemies and 75 full-term babies, appear in the journal Pediatrics.
Early intervention improves preemies' later behavior, study shows
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