Hand Preference and Cognitive, Motor, and Behavioral Functioning in 10-Year-Old Extremely Preterm Children

J Pediatr. 2018 Apr;195:279-282.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.11.056. Epub 2018 Jan 11.


The association of hand preference (left, mixed, and right) with cognitive, academic, motor, and behavioral function was evaluated in 864 extremely preterm children at 10 years of age. Left-handed and right-handed children performed similarly but mixed-handed children had greater odds of functional deficits across domains than right-handed children.

Publication types

  • Observational Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Behavior*
  • Cognition*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Functional Laterality*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Extremely Premature*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Motor Skills*
  • Prospective Studies