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Influence of medical history on assessment of at-risk infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2065828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of knowledge of their medical history on the assessment of at-risk infants was examined. Two at-risk infants, one with a high-risk medical history and one with a low-risk history, were assessed and videotaped using the Movement Assessment of Infants. 41 physical therapists were randomly assigned to assess the videotaped examinations in four groups with different knowledge of the infants' histories (high-risk infant with actual or low-risk history; low-risk infant with actual or high-risk history). The clinical significance of the difference in total risk scores between knowledge conditions of a high-risk history and a low-risk history was greater for the low-risk infant. The higher mean total risk score for the low-risk infant assessed with a high-risk history suggests that false positive results could occur which may alter parents' perceptions and interactions with the infants and consequently influence their development.
B Ashton; M C Piper; S Warren; L Stewin; P Byrne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-14     Completed Date:  1991-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Therapy Department, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / rehabilitation
Brain Damage, Chronic / prevention & control*,  rehabilitation
Cerebral Palsy / prevention & control*,  rehabilitation
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / rehabilitation
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Neonatal Screening*
Neurologic Examination / methods
Physical Therapy Modalities
Risk Factors

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