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Proximal and distal adjustments of reaching behavior in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21400327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors aimed to investigate proximal and distal adjustments of reaching behavior and grasping in 5-, 6-, and 7-month-old preterm infants. Nine low-risk preterm and 10 full-term infants participated. Both groups showed the predominance of unimanual reaching, an age-related increase in the frequency of vertical-oriented and open hand movement, and also an increase in successful grasping from 6 to 7 months. The frequency of open hand was higher in the preterm group at 6 months. Intrinsic restrictions imposed by prematurity did not seem to have impaired reaching performance of preterm infants throughout the months of age.
Aline Martins de Toledo; Daniele de Almeida Soares; Eloisa Tudella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of motor behavior     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1940-1027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Mot Behav     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-14     Completed Date:  2011-07-11     Revised Date:  2014-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236512     Medline TA:  J Mot Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Hand Strength
Infant Behavior*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Psychomotor Performance

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