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Clinimetric properties of the alberta infant motor scale in infants born preterm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20699776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) is a standardized motor assessment for young infants. This study aimed to examine the reliability of the AIMS in a group of infants born at or before 29 weeks of gestation.
METHODS: Fifty-nine infants born preterm were recruited. Two experienced pediatric physical therapists participated in this reliability study. Infants were assessed at 4, 8, 12, and 18 months corrected age (CA).
RESULTS: Intrarater reliability was high (intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC] > or =0.99). The ICC for interrater reliability varied from 0.85 to 0.97. The ICC was low at 4 and 18 months CA.
CONCLUSIONS: The AIMS is reliable in evaluating motor development in infants born preterm. Clinicians should be cautious about using the AIMS in infants at very young ages and those approaching independent ambulation. Accurate placement of the window on a movement repertoire is crucial. Attention is required when using the AIMS in infants developing atypically.
Tamis W Pin; Katy de Valle; Bev Eldridge; Mary P Galea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1538-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-11     Completed Date:  2010-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912748     Medline TA:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Developmental Disabilities / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Disabled Children / rehabilitation*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Motor Activity / physiology*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2010 Fall;22(3):287   [PMID:  20699777 ]

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