Journal article

Early developmental intervention programmes provided post hospital discharge to prevent motor and cognitive impairment in preterm infants

Alicia Spittle, Jane Orton, Peter J Anderson, Roslyn Boyd, Lex W Doyle

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Infants born preterm are at increased risk of developing cognitive and motor impairment compared with infants born at term. Early developmental interventions have been provided in the clinical setting with the aim of improving overall functional outcomes for these infants. Long-term benefits of these programmes remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To compare the effectiveness of early developmental intervention programmes provided post hospital discharge to prevent motor or cognitive impairment in preterm (< 37 weeks) infants versus standard medical follow-up of preterm infants at infancy (zero to < three years), preschool age (three to < five years), school age (five to..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Australia, Australia


Awarded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA


Funding Acknowledgements

Internal sourcesMurdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia.NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (RB), Other.External sourcesNHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Australia - Grant 284512, Australia.NHMRC Public Health Scholarship (AJS), Australia.Allens Arthur Robinsons Grant, Australia.Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Other.Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA.Editorial support of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group has been funded by Federal funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA, under Contract No. HHSN275201100016CNHMRC Early Career Fellowship (AJS), Other.NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine, Other.NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (RNB), Other.NHMRC Research Fellowship (PJA), Other.