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The quality of preterm infants' spontaneous movements: an early indicator of intelligence and behaviour at school age

Butcher, Phillipa; Van Braeckel, Koenraad N J A; Bouma, Anke; Einspieler, Christa; Stremmelaar, Elisabeth F; Bos, Arend F


BACKGROUND: The quality of very preterm infants' spontaneous movements at 11 to 16 weeks post-term age is a powerful predictor of their later neurological status. This study investigated whether early spontaneous movements also have predictive value for the intellectual and behavioural problems that children born very preterm often experience. METHODS: Spontaneous movement quality was assessed, using Prechtl's method, at 11 to 16 weeks post-term in 65 infants born at <or= 33 weeks of gestation...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02066.x


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