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Motor delay in cystic fibrosis infants: An observational study.
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PMID:  21680118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To verify the prevalence of delay in gross motor development in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional observational study. A total of 15 children with CF were included in the analyses. The selection criteria was age between 6 and 42months. Data on demographic, anthropometric, clinical characteristics and severity score (Shwachman) were obtained from patient records. The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development® - III Edition (BSITD-III) was used to assess motor abilities. RESULTS: Motor development delay was observed in 26.7% (n=4) of the children and, in 75% of these, there were statistically significant differences between gross and fine motor scores. Low stature, low weight and periods longer than 60days at hospital showed statistically significant association with motor delay (p=0.025, 0.032, 0.003, respectively). CONCLUSION: The prevalence of motor delay in the studied sample was high, suggesting that biological and ambient conditions of risk present in CF contribute to early motor deficits. Thus, the observation of the motor development in these patients is important for planning an adequate intervention.
Paula de Almeida Thomazinho; Célia Regina Moutinho de Miranda Chaves; Caroline Pinto Pássaro; Maria Dalva Barbosa Meio
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Pediatrics Department, Instituto Fernandes Figueira/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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