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Early Intervention Improves Behavioral Outcomes for Preterm Infants: Randomized Controlled Trial.
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PMID:  22184645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an early intervention program on behavioral outcomes at corrected age of 5 years for children with birth weights (BWs) of <2000 g.METHODS:A randomized controlled trial of a modified version of the Mother-Infant Transaction Program was performed. Outcomes were measured by the Child Behavior Check List report (parents) and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire at 5 years (parents and preschool teachers).RESULTS:A total of 146 infants were assigned randomly (intervention group: 72 infants; reference group: 74 infants). A term group was recruited (75 infants). The mean BWs were 1396 ± 429 g for the intervention group, 1381 ± 436 g for the control group, and 3619 ± 490 g for the term reference group. Parents in the intervention group reported significantly fewer behavioral problems measured by both instruments at 5 years. There were no differences in behavior problems reported by preschool teachers. Significantly more children in the preterm control group scored within the clinical area of both instruments.CONCLUSION:This modified version of the Mother-Infant Transaction Program led to fewer behavioral problems reported by parents at corrected age of 5 years for children with BWs of <2000 g.
S Marianne Nordhov; John A Rønning; Stein Erik Ulvund; Lauritz B Dahl; Per Ivar Kaaresen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aDepartment of Pediatrics, University Hospital of North Norway Trust, Tromsø, Norway;
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