Do early intervention programmes improve cognitive and motor outcomes for preterm infants after discharge? A systematic review
Jane Orton, Alicia Spittle, Lex Doyle, Peter Anderson, Roslyn Boyd
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2009
AIM: The aim of this study was to review the effects of early developmental intervention after discharge from hospital on motor and cognitive development in preterm infants. METHOD: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs of early developmental intervention programmes for preterm infants in which motor or cognitive outcomes were reported and in which the intervention commenced before or after discharge were included. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies grouped by intervention, age of outcome, and study quality was undertaken. Databases searched (up to January 2009) included the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Embase. RESUL..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
Public Health (Dora Lush) NHMRC Postgraduate fellowship (AS); NHMRC Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (PA), NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Project Grant (RB): National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 284512.