Journal article

A systematic review of the clinimetric properties of neuromotor assessments for preterm infants during the first year of life

Alicia J Spittle, Lex W Doyle, Roslyn N Boyd

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

This systematic review evaluates assessments used to discriminate, predict, or evaluate the motor development of preterm infants during the first year of life. Eighteen assessments were identified; nine met the inclusion criteria. The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), Bayley Scale of Infant and Toddler Development -- Version III, Peabody Developmental Motor Scales -- Version 2, Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), and Toddler and Infant Motor Examination have good discriminative validity when examined in large populations. The AIMS, Prechtl's Assessment of General Movements (GMs), Neuro Sensory Motor Development Assessment (NSMDA), and TIMP were designed for preterm infants and are able..

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