Journal article

Early developmental intervention programmes post-hospital discharge to prevent motor and cognitive impairments in preterm infants

Alicia Spittle, Jane Orton, Peter Anderson, Roslyn Boyd, Lex W Doyle

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Infants born preterm are at increased risk of developing cognitive and motor impairments compared with infants born at term. Early developmental interventions have been used in the clinical setting with the aim of improving the overall functional outcome for these infants. However, the long-term benefit of these programmes remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: To review the effectiveness of early developmental intervention post-discharge from hospital for preterm (< 37 weeks) infants on motor or cognitive development. SEARCH METHODS: The Cochrane Neonatal Review group search strategy was used to identify randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials of early developmental intervention..

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Awarded by NHMRC, Australia


Awarded by Federal funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA


Funding Acknowledgements

Internal sourcesMurdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia.External sourcesNHMRC - Grant 284512, Australia.NHMRC Public Health Scholarship, Australia.Allens Arthur Robinsons Grant, Australia.Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Not specified.Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA.Editorial support of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group has been funded with Federal funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA, under Contract No. HHSN275201100016C.