Individual Study / HeSVA

Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults

Helsinki Study of Very Low Birth Weight Adults

Initiatives -
To study the long-term effects of preterm birth at very low birth weight
Start Year
2004
Funding
European Commission, Academy of Finland, , Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Foundation for Pediatric Research, Foundation of Wiipuri Student Nation, Juho Vainio Foundation, Foundation for Diabetes Research, Signe ja Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, Jalmari and Rauha Ahokas Foundation, Foundation for Respiratory Diseases Research, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Alli Paasikivi Foundation.
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD Petteri Hovi
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
  • MD. Dr. Professor Eero Kajantie
    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

Design

Study design
Case-control
Follow Up
After the perinatal assesment there was a follow-up assessment at 15 months and at 5 years of age for a subset of the cohort. At 18-27 (average 22 years) years the full cohort participants underwent a full clinical and neuropsychological assessment. At 20-29 year follow up (average 23 years) a subset of participants was randomly selected to do a stress test. At the 22-30 Year Follow Up (average age of 25 years), the full cohort was invited for a clinic visit.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
335
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other