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Fetal and infant spontaneous general movements as predictors of developmental disabilities.
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PMID:  23362029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The challenge of identifying infants who are at risk for developmental delay and possible adverse neurodevelopmental outcome demands methods of evaluation that will lead to early intervention to minimize developmental disability and to maximize the infant's potential. A qualitative assessment of spontaneous general movements (GMs) in the preterm, term, and young infant at risk is a valid and reliable tool for evaluation (Prechtl [1990] Early Hum. Dev. 23:151-158). The aim of this review is to describe the theoretical and clinical bases for the assessment of GMs and its relationship to developmental delay and brain dysfunction. Thirty-seven studies related to the predictive validity of GMs were included in this review. Results suggested that consistent cramped synchronized GMs are highly predictive of later development of cerebral palsy. The fidgety movement quality that appears at the age of 2 to 3 months was found to be a most sensitive predictor of neurodevelopmental outcome in different populations of infants. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Dev Disabil Res Rev 2011;17:93-101.
Luba Zuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental disabilities research reviews     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1940-5529     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Disabil Res Rev     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319448     Medline TA:  Dev Disabil Res Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Physical Therapy Department, Stayer School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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