Journal article

Dance PREEMIE, a Dance PaRticipation intervention for Extremely prEterm children with Motor Impairment at prEschool age: an Australian feasibility trial protocol

Kate L Cameron, Jennifer L McGinley, Kim Allison, Natalie A Fini, Jeanie LY Cheong, Alicia J Spittle

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Children born extremely preterm (EP: <28 weeks gestation) and/or extremely low birth weight (ELBW: <1000 g) are at increased risk of motor impairment compared with children born at term. Children with motor impairment have lower rates of physical activity (PA) participation compared with their typically developing peers. PA participation is an important outcome for children with motor impairment, however, there is limited evidence available to support interventions that improve PA participation in this population. The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility, including the recruitment and retention, acceptability and fidelity, of a preschool dance participation interventi..

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Awarded by Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Australia

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by grants from the Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Australia (Project grant S18-021), the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence #1060733 and #1153176; Career Development Fellowship #1141354 to JLYC; Career Development Fellowship #1108714 to AJS), and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. KLC's PhD candidature is supported by The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and the Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine.