We are excited to share journal publications like this one resulting from FORWARD data. There are many more papers currently in development, and the future for Fragile X syndrome research is bright as more data is gathered.
Preventive Care Services and Health Behaviors in Children with Fragile X Syndrome
Published in the Disability and Health Journal, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations presented FORWARD data on preventive services received by children and young adults with FXS. This research can help clinicians identify preventive care services that patients with FXS may need.
- Only one in four children and young adults with FXS met the physical activity guidance from the United States Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS). DHHS recommends children 6–17 years of age get one hour of physical activity every day, while adults need about 2.5 hours per week.
- Slightly more than half of the children and young adults with FXS met the CDC recommendation for an annual influenza vaccination.
- Almost three out of four children and young adults with FXS met dental care guidance from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). The AAPD recommends children have their first dental exam at the time of their first tooth eruption, or by one year of age, followed by regular exams every 6 months for children and adults.
- About nine out of ten children and young adults with FXS received the immunizations recommended by CDC between birth and 18 years of age.
Gilbertson K, et al. (2019). Preventive care services and health behaviors in children with fragile X syndrome. Disabil Health J. 12, 564-573
About the FORWARD Registry & Database
FORWARD is made possible by all the participating families sharing their life experiences for research. By giving families, doctors, scientific researchers, and policymakers an inside look into how Fragile X syndrome presents itself across the human lifespan, you’re involvement is a huge contribution toward more positive health outcomes and better care and services for future generations.
Below are more journal publications resulting from FORWARD data.
more from forward
Sleep Problems in FXS: Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Large Clinic-Based Cohort
FORWARD // Findings showed that sleep difficulties are prevalent in children with FXS and, although they tend to be mild, they are associated with behavioral problems and negative impact to families.
Development of Neural Response to Novel Sounds in Fragile X Syndrome: Potential Biomarkers
FORWARD // Despite an overall normal developmental trajectory for most measures, individuals with FXS show age-independent but gender-dependent decreases in complex processing of novel stimuli.