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Identifying 4-month-old infants at risk in community screening.
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PMID:  19440124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: To validate a 2-step infant developmental screening protocol administered by nonphysician health professionals. METHODS: The Parent Concerns Survey and the Meade Movement Checklist (MMCL) were administered during 5 community clinics. Infant scores at 4 months were compared with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development II and Movement Assessment of Infants at 6 months and to the Ages and Stages Questionnaires at 8 months. RESULTS: Parents identified significantly more concerns on the Parent Concerns Survey (x2 = 6.43, p = 0.011) than parents not attending clinics. The correlation between infant MMCL scores at 4 months and Movement Assessment of Infants was r = 0.58 (p = 0.01) and r = -0.48 (p = 0.01) with Bayley Scales of Infant Development II scores at 6 months. The MMCL demonstrated 87.5% sensitivity, 91.4% specificity, and 70% positive predictive value. CONCLUSION: Combining parent concerns and observational screening effectively identified infants for further evaluation. This 2-step screening by nonphysician health professionals provides a valid, new perspective for screening young infants.
Vickie A Meade; Jane K Sweeney; Lynette S Chandler; Barbara J Woodward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1538-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912748     Medline TA:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kosrae Department of Education, Tofol, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia.
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