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Neurobehavioral assessment from fetus to infant: the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale and the Fetal Neurobehavior Coding Scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15856444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review provides an overview and definition of the concept of neurobehavior in human development. Two neurobehavioral assessments used by the authors in current fetal and infant research are discussed: the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Assessment Scale and the Fetal Neurobehavior Coding System. This review will present how the two assessments attempt to measure similar processes from pre to post-natal life by examining three main components of neurobehavior: neurological, behavioral and stress/reactivity measures. Assessment descriptions, strengths and weaknesses, as well as cautions and limitations are provided.
Amy L Salisbury; Melissa Duncan Fallone; Barry Lester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1080-4013     ISO Abbreviation:  Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-02     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  2011-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9517974     Medline TA:  Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc
Department of Pediatrics Brown University, Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905-2499, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / embryology*,  physiology*
Child Development / physiology*
Echoencephalography / methods
Fetal Development / physiology*
Pediatrics / education,  methods
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Grant Support
1 K23 MH65479-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K23 MH065479-03/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; N01-HD-2-3159/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10 HD 21385/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10 HD 21397/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10 HD 27856/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; U10 HD 27904/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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