Table 6.

The Medians (and Their 95% Confidence Intervals) of the Differences in the Neuropsychological Test (NEPSY) Sum Scores Between the Control Preterm Children Pairs (Score for the Preterm Child Subtracted From That of the Control Child) in Different Subgroups of the Preterm Children*

Sum ScoreHealthy Preterm Children (n= 24)Preterm Children with MND (n = 13)Preterm Children with CP (n = 3–4)§
Attention
 Sum score I−2.0  (−6.0, 3.0)0.0  (−3.0, 9.0)−8.0  (−9.0, −8.0)
 Sum score II1.0  (−1.0, 2.0)4.0  (0.0, 18.0)−6.0  (−19.0, 2.0)
Language sum score0.0  (−7.0, 11.0)15.0  (−6.0, 27.0)−17.0  (−47.0, 8.0)
Sensory-motor Sum score0.0  (−1.0, 1.0)4.0  (−2.0, 6.0)4.0  (2.0, 5.0)
Visuospatial sum score5.0  (−3.0, 10.0)5.0  (−3.0, 9.0)−3.0  (−8.0, −3.0)
Learning and memory
 Immediate recall sum score0.0  (−11.0, 12.0)4.0  (−6.0, 23.0)−2.0  (−29.0, 21.0)
 Delayed recall sum score1.0  (−3.0, 3.0)4.0  (−3.0, 10.0)0.0  (−7.0, 8.0)
  • * The higher the figure, the poorer the performance.

  • MND, minor neurodevelopmental dysfunction.

  • CP, cerebral palsy.

  • § The child with tetraplegia could not perform the subtests of visuospatial functions.