Journal article

Occurrence of and temporal trends in fidgety general movements in infants born extremely preterm/extremely low birthweight and term-born controls

Amanda KL Kwong, Joy E Olsen, Abbey L Eeles, Christa Einspieler, Katherine J Lee, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie LY Cheong, Alicia J Spittle

Early Human Development | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fidgety general movements have high predictive validity for later cerebral palsy (CP) but their temporal organisation requires further understanding for assessment accuracy. AIMS: To describe the occurrence of and temporal trends in fidgety movements, and whether they differ between infants born preterm and at term. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. SUBJECTS: We assessed 155 EP/ELBW infants and 185 term-born infants born extremely preterm (EP; <28 weeks' gestation) and/or extremely low birthweight (ELBW; <1000 g birthweight) or at term (37-42 weeks' gestation) in the state of Victoria, Australia. OUTCOME MEASURES: Parents of infants submitted up to two videos at 12-13+6 and/or 14-16+6 ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Career Development Fellowship)


Awarded by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine [#1153176], Career Development Fellowship to A/Prof Jeanie Cheong [#1141354], A/Prof Alicia Spittle [#1108714], and A/Prof Lee [#1127984]), and the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program. In addition, Ms Amanda Kwong is funded by the Australian Government Research Training Program and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation [#CDG03817].