Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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