Developmental assessment of children by means of a postal questionnaire to parents: Survival, growth, development at 18 months of life and birth-weight

R. Bortolus, L. Chatenoud, S. Restelli, E. Di Cintio, F. Parazzini

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the relationship between the child's birth-weight and his/her development at 18 months of age, by means of a postal questionnaire to parents. Methods: This study deals with children of women admitted to first level maternity hospitals and who were born within the framework of the Italian Study of Aspirin in Pregnancy (ISAP). Eighteen months after delivery we sent a postal questionnaire to the parents of 861 singleton children, regarding the children's height, weight, respiratory, hearing and vision problems, and other items taken mainly from the Griffiths' Developmental Scales. Results: A total of 623 (72.4%) questionnaires was returned. There were 94 children weighing

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalItalian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Birth-weight
  • Follow-up
  • Questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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