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Is maternal education related to infant motor development?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17304098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Because results of previous studies were inconclusive, our purpose was to examine the relationship between maternal education and infant neuromotor development in infants who are healthy and born at term. METHOD: Secondary analysis of normative data derived through administration of the Harris Infant Neuromotor Test (HINT) to 412 Canadian infants was conducted. Infants were recruited from community-based infant programs, childcare facilities, and homes in five Canadian provinces. Inclusion criteria included: term birth (38-42 weeks), birth weight > or =2500 g, and no history of major prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal medical complications or maternal complications. Infants encompassed Canadian ethnic diversity as well as equal gender distribution at each of 10 monthly age intervals. RESULTS: The analysis demonstrated that maternal education was only minimally associated with infant neuromotor development as measured by HINT total scores. CONCLUSIONS: Our results confirmed other researchers' findings of no association between maternal education and infant motor development.
Eleanor F Ravenscroft; Susan R Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
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:  56-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology*
Educational Status*
Linear Models
Motor Skills / physiology*
Neuropsychological Tests*
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