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Effect of an early intervention programme on development of moderate and late preterm infants at 36 months: A randomized controlled study.
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PMID:  23063851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aim of the present study was to examine the long-term effect of an early intervention for preterm infants on cognitive, gross motor and behavioural outcomes at 36 months corrected age. One hundred and eighteen preterm infants born 2005-2006 with gestational age ≥30.0 and <36.0 weeks were randomized to an early intervention involving the Mother-Infant Transaction Program (n=61) or a control group (n=57). At 36 months, 32 children in the intervention and 30 in the control group were assessed. Outcome measures: Ages & Stages Questionnaire, Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional, Child Behaviour Checklist 1½-5 and Mullen Scale of Early Learning. The intervention programme had no effect on cognitive, motor or behavioural development in this group of mainly moderate and late preterm infants at 36 months corrected age. Four explanations may be proposed: the programme has a less effect on moderate and late preterm infants than in more preterm infants; modifications of the intervention might increase efficacy; a cumulative effect of the intervention leads to more obvious effects at later ages, and an improved standard care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units may support infant development.
Authors:
Nina M Kynø; Ingrid Helen Ravn; Rolf Lindemann; Morten W Fagerland; Nina Aarhus Smeby; Anne Mari Torgersen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  916-926     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Woman & Children's Division, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway; Faculty of Social Science, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: ninkyn@ous-hf.no.
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