Goals of the Study

What did we hope to achieve?

We wanted to work out:

  • How healthy the EPICure children were as they approached adolescence.

  • The relationship between problems the EPICure children had at 11 years old and what happened around the time of birth and on the Baby Unit.

  • Whether children who had problems at 2.5 and 6 years old still had problems at 11 years old.

  • Whether the EPICure children had breathing problems and, if so, how this relates to how sick they were as babies.

  • We wanted to find out about the children’s concentration and problem solving skills and if this affects their behaviour.

  • How the children’s family life affects their thinking and behaviour.

  • How some of the children’s genes may affect their thinking, behaviour and whether they have breathing problems.