The authors evaluated the efficacy of 10 gross motor milestones to screen for cerebral palsy in 173 high-risk, very preterm infants (≤ 32 weeks gestation) followed for 18 to 24 months. Correcting for preterm birth and using population norms led to a better improvement in specificity and positive predictive values; race-specific norms did not contribute significantly. Incorporating a history of milestone attainment into the routine during sequential office visits will help health-care providers to monitor the development of high-risk infants.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health