Predictors of developmental surveillance completion at six months of age in south western Sydney
BJ Overs, S Woolfenden, K Williams, B Jalaludin, EL Axelsson, C Dissanayake, J Descallar, S Harvey, D Beasley, E Murphy, V Eapen
Child: Care, Health and Development | WILEY | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: While developmental surveillance programs promote early identification of child developmental problems, evidence has indicated suboptimal uptake. This study aimed to identify predictors of developmental surveillance completion at 6 months postpartum. METHODS: Questionnaires were administered to the parents of 510 infants who were born in south western Sydney, Australia over a 22-month period. Attendance for developmental screening and completion of the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at 6 months postpartum were modelled separately using multivariable logistic regression. RESULTS: Developmental surveillance attendance was predicted by higher levels of maternal e..View full abstract
Funding for this project was provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the New South Wales Ministry of Health. In kind funding was provided by the University of New South Wales, La Trobe University, Sydney South West Area Health Service and Sydney Children's Hospital Network. Logistic support was provided by the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.