Author(s): Miller G, Dubowitz LM, Palmer P
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Abstract Developmental quotients, measured on the Griffiths' scales, of 114 preterm infants of less than 34 wk gestation are compared with abnormal neurological findings at 1 yr of cerebral palsy, dystonia, and motor delay. The developmental quotient (DQ) uncorrected for prematurity more readily distinguishes the abnormal infant than the corrected DQ. It is recommended that while developmental follow-up still uses scales originally standardised on older preterm and full-term infants the uncorrected developmental quotient is also used. Ideally normative data on the preterm infant should be compiled as a basis for assessing development in these infants.
This article was published in Early Hum Dev
and referenced in Clinics in Mother and Child Health