Journal article

Very Preterm Early Motor Repertoire and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 8 Years.

Sahar Salavati, Arend F Bos, Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson, Alicia J Spittle

Pediatrics | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children born very preterm (<32 weeks' gestation) have more neurodevelopmental problems compared with term-born peers. Aberrant fidgety movements (FMs) are associated with adverse motor outcomes in children born very preterm. However, associations of aberrant FMs combined with additional movements and postures to give a motor optimality score-revised (MOS-R) with school-aged cognitive and motor outcomes are unclear. Our aim with this study was to determine those associations. METHODS: Of 118 infants born <30 weeks' gestation recruited into a randomized controlled trial of early intervention, 97 had a general movements assessment at 3 months' corrected age and were ..

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