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Differences in walking attainment ages between low-risk preterm and healthy full-term infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22899030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare gross motor development of preterm infants (PT) without cerebral palsy with healthy full-term (FT) infants, according to Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS); to compare the age of walking between PT and FT; and whether the age of walking in PT is affected by neonatal variables.
METHODS: Prospective study compared monthly 101 PT and 52 FT, from the first visit, until all AIMS items had been observed.
RESULTS: Mean scores were similarity in their progression, except from the eighth to tenth months. FT infants were faster in walking attainment than PT. Birth weight and length and duration of neonatal nursery stay were related to walking delay.
CONCLUSION: Gross motor development between PT and FT were similar, except from the eighth to tenth months of age. PT walked later than FT infants and predictive variables were birth weight and length, and duration of neonatal intensive unit stay.
Ana P Restiffe; José Luiz D Gherpelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1678-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-17     Completed Date:  2013-05-06     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  593-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Development / physiology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight / growth & development*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*
Intensive Care Units
Length of Stay
Motor Skills / physiology
Perinatal Care
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Term Birth / physiology*
Walking / physiology*

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