Journal article

Feasibility of a Dance PaRticipation intervention for Extremely prEterm children with Motor Impairment at prEschool age (Dance PREEMIE)

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

EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) participation provides opportunities for preschool-age children to improve motor skills. This is especially important for children born extremely preterm (EP) or extremely low birthweight (ELBW) who are at greater risk of motor impairment, and are participating less frequently in PA, compared with children born at term. There is limited evidence on improving PA participation for this population. METHODS: This case series design study evaluated the feasibility of a Dance PaRticipation intervention for Extremely prEterm children with Motor Impairment at prEschool age (Dance PREEMIE), a community-based dance class intervention aiming to improve PA participatio..

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