Journal article

Trajectories of general movements from birth to term-equivalent age in infants born < 30 weeks' gestation

Joy E Olsen, Nisha C Brown, Abbey L Eeles, Katherine J Lee, Peter J Anderson, Jeanie LY Cheong, Lex W Doyle, Alicia J Spittle

Early Human Development | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: General movements (GMs) is an assessment with good predictive validity for neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants. However, there is limited information describing the early GMs of very preterm infants, particularly prior to term. AIMS: To describe the early GMs trajectory of very preterm infants (born <30weeks' gestation) from birth to term-equivalent age, and to assess the influence of known perinatal risk factors on GMs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SUBJECTS: 149 very preterm infants born <30weeks' gestation. OUTCOME MEASURES: GMs were recorded weekly from birth until 32weeks' postmenstrual age, and then fortnightly until 38weeks' postmenstrual age. GMs were..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant ID 1024516 and 1028822, Early Career Fellowships ID 1053767-AJS and ID 1053787-JLYC, Research Fellowship ID 1081288-PJA, Career Development Fellowship ID 1053609-KJL); Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine ID 1060733; co-funded by the Australian Postgraduate Association Scholarship, University of Melbourne/Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (JEO), and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.