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ERIC Number: EJ942727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Prediction of Participation and Sensory Modulation of Late Preterm Infants at 12 Months: A Prospective Study
Bart, O.; Shayevits, S.; Gabis, L. V.; Morag, I.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n6 p2732-2738 Nov-Dec 2011
The aim of the study was to prospectively assess the differences in participation and sensory modulation between late preterm infants (LPI) and term babies, and to predict it by LPI characteristics. The study population includes 124 late preterm infants at gestational age between 34 and 35 6/7 weeks who were born at the same medical center. The control group comprised of 33 term babies (18 boys, 15 girls), born during the same period and location (mean age 12.47, SD = 0.73). Sensory modulation was assessed by the test of sensory functions in infants and the infant/toddler sensory profile and for assessment of participation and parents' satisfaction we used questionnaires. Term infants had better sensory modulation than LPI. Approximately 10% of the sensory modulation of participants in the study was explained by gestational age and head circumference. LPI participation and parental satisfaction decreased in the LPI group. Among all the explanatory variables only multiple gestations and head circumference contributed to the explained variance of participation (16%), and parents' satisfaction (13%). At age of 1 year, children born as late preterm are at increased risk of developing sensory modulation disorder, showing less participation, and resulting in less parental satisfaction. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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