Early general movements are associated with developmental outcomes at 4.5-5 years
Joy E Olsen, Jeanie LY Cheong, Abbey L Eeles, Tara L FitzGerald, Kate L Cameron, Reem A Albesher, Peter J Anderson, Lex W Doyle, Alicia J Spittle
EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Prechtl's general movements assessment (GMA) post-term has high predictive validity for cerebral palsy, but less is known about whether earlier GMA, including before term, are associated with other developmental problems. AIMS: To examine the relationships between GMA prior to term and at term-equivalent, with developmental outcomes at 4.5-5 years' corrected age. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SUBJECTS: 122 very preterm infants born <30 weeks' gestation and 91 healthy term controls. OUTCOME MEASURES: GMA (categorised as 'normal' or 'abnormal') were assessed at <32, 32-33 and 34-36 weeks' postmenstrual age for the preterm infants, and at term-equivalent for both groups. C..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine
This work is supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence #1060733; Career Development Fellowship #1141354; Career Development Fellowship #1108714), the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program, the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University Scholarship, and the Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine ID 1153176.