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The NICHD Neonatal Research Network's Follow-Up study is a multi-center cohort in which surviving extremely low birth-weight infants born in participating network centers receive neurodevelopmental, neurosensory and functional assessments at 18-22 months corrected age. Data regarding pregnancy and neonatal outcome are collected prospectively. The goal is to identify potential maternal and neonatal risk factors that may affect infant neurodevelopment.
The NICHD Neonatal Research Network's Follow-Up study is a multi-center cohort study in which surviving extremely low birth-weight infants undergo neurodevelopmental, neurosensory and functional assessments at 18-22 months corrected age. The goal of the study is to identify potential maternal and neonatal risk factors that may affect infant neurodevelopment, including:
- Evaluating development of motor skills, cognitive skills, language and behavior
- Determining mortality and the prevalence of specific medical conditions in ELBW infants
- Assessing the relationship between growth and neurodevelopmental outcome
- Assessing the relationship between the socioeconomic status and developmental outcome
- Identifying significant family stress in this population and compliance with medical and developmental care
- Assessing the use of special support services and early intervention programs by this population
- Evaluating the need for follow-up at school age.
The scheduled evaluations collect: demographic information; socioeconomic status; medical history; medications; medical equipment required; growth data; a detailed neurologic examination; Bayley Scales of Infant Development (mental, motor, infant behavior); Family Resource Scale; Stein Functional Status II Measure and the Stein Impact on the Family Scale.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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