Document Detail

Comparison of chronological and corrected ages in the gross motor assessment of low-risk preterm infants during the first year of life.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16917612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the need of chronological age correction according to the degree of prematurity, when assessing gross motor development in preterm infants, during the first year of life. METHOD: Cohort, observational and prospective study. Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) was used to evaluate 43 preterm infants with low risk for motor neurological sequelae, during the first year of corrected age. Mean scores were analyzed according to chronological and corrected ages. Children with motor neurological sequelae were excluded during follow-up. RESULTS: Gross motor mean scores in preterm infants tended to be higher when corrected age was used compared with those obtained when using chronological age, during the first twelve months. At thirteen months of corrected age, an overlapping of confidence intervals between corrected and chronological ages was observed, suggesting that from that period onwards correction for the degree of prematurity is no longer necessary. CONCLUSION: Corrected age should be used for gross motor assessment in preterm infants during the first year of life.
Ana Paula Restiffe; José Luiz Dias Gherpelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0004-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-18     Completed Date:  2007-03-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Medical School, University of São Paulo, Rua Lourenço de Almeida 772/51, 04508-001 São Paulo SP, Brazil.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology*
Cohort Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Neurologic Examination
Prospective Studies
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Cognitive improvement after treatment of depressive symptoms in the acute phase of stroke.
Next Document:  Approach to the fetal movements: a pilot study of six cases.