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Publications [#322202] of Eve S. Puffer

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  1. Puffer, ES; Schatz, JC; Roberts, CW (2016). Association between somatic growth trajectory and cognitive functioning in young children with sickle cell disease.. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(8), 1620-1629. [doi]
    (last updated on 2018/10/21)

    Abstract:
    Children with sickle cell disease are at risk of cognitive deficits and somatic growth delays beginning in early childhood. We examined growth velocity from age 2 years (height and body mass index progression over time) and cognitive functioning in 46 children with sickle cell disease 4 to 8 years of age. Height-for-age velocity was not associated with cognitive outcomes. Higher body mass index velocity was associated with higher scores on global cognitive and visual-motor abilities but not processing resources or academic achievement. Body mass index progression over time may be a clinically useful indicator of neurocognitive risk in sickle cell disease, as it may reflect multiple sickle cell disease-related risk factors.


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