Perinatal events and motor performance of children born with ELBW and nondisabled

Zanudin, Asfarina, Burns, Yvonne, Gray, Peter H., Danks, Marcella, Poulsen, Leith and Watter, Pauline (2013) Perinatal events and motor performance of children born with ELBW and nondisabled. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 25 1: 30-35. doi:10.1097/PEP.0b013e31827aa424

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Author Zanudin, Asfarina
Burns, Yvonne
Gray, Peter H.
Danks, Marcella
Poulsen, Leith
Watter, Pauline
Title Perinatal events and motor performance of children born with ELBW and nondisabled
Journal name Pediatric Physical Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0898-5669
Publication date 2013-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31827aa424
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 30
End page 35
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To explore the relationship between perinatal variables and motor performance in children who were born with extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and were nondisabled at 1 and 4 years.

Methods: Children without neurological or cognitive impairment (n = 48) born weighing less than 1000 g between 1992 and 1994 were assessed at 1 and 4 years corrected age using the Neurosensory Motor Developmental Assessment (NSMDA). Scores were used to categorize motor performance as normal or abnormal.

Results: Chronic lung disease (CLD) of prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and patent ductus arteriosus were associated with NSMDA category at 1 year. Chronic lung disease, male gender, and NEC were associated with NSMDA category at 4 years. Multiple regression analyses revealed that CLD and NEC were independently associated with abnormal motor outcomes at 1 year.

Conclusions: Early assessment and motor therapy is recommended for infants with CLD, because of its effect on motor performance in this otherwise healthy group of children born with ELBW.
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