VIBeS 20-year follow-up

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Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS) 20-year follow-up

The VIBeS Study is embarking on a new wave of follow-up and are inviting 20-year-old individuals in the VIBeS cohort to take part in a follow-up assessment. 

The VIBeS Study is embarking on a new wave of follow-up and are inviting 20-year-old individuals in the VIBeS cohort to take part in a follow-up assessment. 

Overview

logo2Understanding development from birth to 20 years of age: VIBeS20 follow-up

We know that thinking, language, behaviour and physical skills during childhood sometimes need to be targeted and supported for children born early. However, not much is known about what happens beyond childhood and into adulthood.

Given the number of important biological and social changes that occur in early adulthood, it is critical that we examine development during this time. This important information will enable researchers and clinicians to ensure appropriate and targeted support is provided to individuals born early beyond the childhood years.

The purpose of VIBeS20 is to gather detailed information on a group of individuals born very preterm and full-term to understand brain development, thinking skills, and physical and mental health. We will look at memory, attention, communication, as well as physical outcomes, such as cardiovascular health and motor skills. We are particularly interested in brain growth and this will involve an MRI scan.

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Information for participants

What’s involved

Have a look at the video below for a summary of what’s involved in taking part in VIBeS20. 

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Get involved

If you are part of the VIBeS cohort and interested in being involved in the VIBeS20 Study, please register your interest below. We will be in touch with you soon.

Register your interest

Contact us

VIBeS20 Study
Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Australia

 
 
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