Journal article

Prevalence and factors associated with parental concerns about development detected by the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at 6-month, 12-month and 18-month well-child checks in a birth cohort

Susan Woolfenden, Valsamma Eapen, Bin Jalaludin, Andrew Hayen, Lynn Kemp, Cheryl Dissanyake, Alexandra Hendry, Emma Axelsson, Bronwyn Overs, John Eastwood, Rudi Crncec, Anne McKenzie, Deborah Beasley, Elisabeth Murphy, Katrina Williams

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Early identification of developmental vulnerability is vital. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of moderate or high developmental risk on the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at 6-month, 12-month and 18-month well-child checks; identify associated risk factors; and examine documentation of the PEDS at well-child checks. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS: A prospective birth cohort of 2025 children with 50% of those approached agreeing to participate. Demographic data were obtained via questionnaires and linked electronic medical records. Telephone interviews were conducted with parents to collect PEDS data. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOMES: Multiple logistic regressi..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This study (APP 1013690) was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) of Australia, through a partnership grant with the New South Wales Department of Health, Kids and Families and in-kind support from University of New South Wales, La Trobe University, SWSLHD and Sydney Children's Hospital Network.