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Journal of Human Growth and Development

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SILVA, Andréa Januario da; NEVES, Luiz Antônio Tavares; FRONIO, Jaqueline da Silva  and  RIBEIRO, Luiz Cláudio. Factors related to motor developmental delay of newborns. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2014, vol.24, n.3, pp. 320-327. ISSN 0104-1282.

INTRODUCTION: Studies on the association between motor developmental delay and events observed during the neonatal period are performed after discharge. In such cases, the associations found may be interfered by factors occurring between discharge from the NICU and evaluation. Evaluate newborns before hospital discharge can prevent these effects.The purpose of this study is to identify factors related to motor developmental delay of newborns when being discharged from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The method chosen to carry out this investigation was a prospective cohort, population-based and analytic-descriptive study, and 178 newborns were assessed through the Test of Infant Motor Performance. Binomial logistic regression has been developed for analyzing the associated factors. Among the results obtained, 58.4% of them were premature, 56.2% were low weight newborns and 59.0% were male. The participants were selected among those with the following characteristics: Birth Weight (BW) 2304.3 g, Gestational Age (GA) 35.33 weeks. Morbidity occurred in 23.6% of the participants and 34.8% showed changes in the motor performance (64.7% in the ones below 1501g and 27.8% in the ones above 1500g). Upon completion of the TIMP, it was possible to conclude that the factors associated with motor developmental delay in the binomial logistic regression were prematurity, seizures, being female

Keywords : child's health; child development; newborn; risk factors; public health.

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