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Parents' estimation of psychomotor development in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants.
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PMID:  7588158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Within a longitudinal developmental surveillance project we tested the accuracy of the Revised Prescreening Developmental Questionnaire (R-PDQ) to detect developmental retardation in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: Seventy surviving VLBW-infants born between July 1992 and December 1993 were re-examined at 6 months corrected age. The parent-completed questionnaires (n = 67) were compared with developmental assessment using the Griffiths Developmental Scale. RESULTS: At 6 months corrected age, normal results of the Griffiths Developmental Scale (developmental quotient > or = 81) were found in 61/67 (91%) VLBW-infants and in 45/67 (67%) questionnaires (no or one 'delay'). The parents identified all six infants with psychomotor retardation on the Griffiths Developmental Scale (co-positivity 100%). However, only 45/61 infants with normal development were so identified with the R-PDQ (co-negativity 74%, positive predictive value 27%). CONCLUSIONS: The R-PDQ discovered all infants whose developmental quotient was two standard deviations below the mean on the Griffiths Developmental Scale. The relatively high proportion of false positive R-PDQ results corresponded to lower developmental quotients within the normal range. Therefore, the R-PDQ provides a useful screening instrument for VLBW-infants.
A Heiser; I Grimmer; B Metze; M Obladen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-15     Completed Date:  1995-12-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Virchow University Children's Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight / physiology*
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Retardation / diagnosis
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*

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