Prognostic value of the qualitative assessments of general movements in late-preterm infants

Claudia Brogna, Domenico M. Romeo, Chiara Cervesi, Luana Scrofani, Mario G. Romeo, Eugenio Mercuri, Andrea Guzzetta

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Abstract

Background: The quality of general movements (GMs) and its predictive value have never been evaluated in late-preterm (LP) infants. Aims: To determine the characteristics of GMs and their predictive value for neurodevelopmental outcome in a cohort of infants born between 34 and 36. weeks' gestation. Study design and subjects: 574 LP infants were examined using the standard methodological principles of Prechtl's method for assessing GMs both during writhing and fidgety periods. Outcome measures: Infants were assessed at 2. years of age with neuromotor and developmental scales. Results: A significant correlation was found between GMs and outcome both at writhing (rs 0.68; p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1066
Number of pages4
JournalEarly Human Development
Volume89
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • General movements
  • Late preterm
  • Neurological outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Medicine(all)

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