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Parental and professional agreement in developmental assessment of very-low-birthweight and term infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10665971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this prospective follow-up study was to evaluate the accuracy of a parent-completed questionnaire compared with professionally detected developmental delay. Parents of 108 very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants and parents of 279 term control infants completed the German version of the Revised Prescreening Developmental Questionnaire (R-PDQ) at the corrected age of 12 months. Simultaneously, infants underwent developmental examination using the Griffiths Developmental Scale. Sixty-nine VLBW infants were classified as not delayed, 16 as delayed by both methods (conegativity 76% and copositivity 94%), as compared to 240 and six term control infants (conegativity 88%, copositivity 94%). The questionnaire suggested delay in 22 VLBW infants and 32 control infants, which was not substantiated by professional examination (P=0.006). In contrast, examination-diagnosed delay was missed by the questionnaire in one infant in each group. The R-PDQ is a reliable monitoring instrument for both VLBW and term infants at the age of 12 months. Parents of VLBW infants tend to underestimate their infants' development.
A Heiser; O Curcin; C Luhr; I Grimmer; B Metze; M Obladen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-15     Completed Date:  2000-02-15     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:  21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Charité Virchow Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / classification*
Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight / psychology*
Observer Variation
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires / standards
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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