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The effects of prone positioning on the quality and acquisition of developmental milestones in four-month-old infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17304097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This study investigated whether positioning infants in the prone position while awake affected the quality and achievement of developmental motor milestones. METHODS: One hundred four-month-old infants were administered the Alberta Infant Motor Scale to assess motor development. A Parent Questionnaire was used to gather information on time spent in various positions throughout a typical 24-hour day. RESULTS: Significant differences (p < 0.001) in the achievement of seven prone, three supine, and three sitting milestones were evidenced in infants who spent time awake in the prone position compared to those whose time in the prone position was limited. CONCLUSIONS: Prone positioning while awake appears to be associated with certain motor milestones achieved by four-month old infants.
Linda Dudek-Shriber; Susan Zelazny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0898-5669     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-16     Completed Date:  2007-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912748     Medline TA:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Child Development / physiology*
Motor Skills / physiology*
Prone Position / physiology*

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