Waking up early : the effect of premature birth on chronotype, sleep, and health-related quality of life

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Background. Premature birth can be a harsh start to life; globally it is the leading cause of death in children under five and the outlook is grimmer the smaller the child. This perilous beginning is not the only adversity these survivors face, however. Decades-long follow-up studies have revealed subtle impairments in many domains of mental and physical health, intellectual achievement, and wellbeing, especially in survivors born preterm (
Original languageEnglish
  • Kajantie, Eero, Supervisor
  • Pesonen, Anu-Katriina, Supervisor
  • Hovi, Petteri, Supervisor
Award date10 Jan 2020
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Print ISBNs978-951-51-5662-4
Electronic ISBNs978-951-51-5663-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

Bibliographical note

M1 - 135 s. + liitteet

Fields of Science

  • Sleep
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Adult
  • Birth Weight
  • Child
  • Gestational Age
  • Health Status
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
  • Light
  • Melatonin
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Premature Birth
  • Quality of Life
  • Sex Factors
  • Siblings
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleepiness
  • Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
  • Term Birth
  • 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics

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