Proposal for Parental Guidance and Early Stimulation in Children With Congenital Heart Disease: Randomized Trial

2019-11-11 17:50:31 | BioPortfolio


Problem: With the increased survival rate of children with congenital heart disease, other health issues, other than just the disease clinic, have emerged, such as the risks to developmental delay to which these children are exposed. There is a need for low-cost intervention studies that seek to minimize these risks.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of an early stimulation program using parents as intervention vectors on the neurodevelopment of children with severe congenital heart disease.

Methodology: Randomized clinical trial conducted with children with congenital heart disease considered at high risk for developmental delay according to the American Heart Association (2012) guidelines from birth to the first year of life. The study will consist of two groups G1 (cases) and G2 (controls). G1 parents will receive stimulation activity guidance at 2 different times, at 30 days and at 3 months. Parents will also be instructed to keep an online execution diary, direct with the researcher through video, and mobile messaging. G2 parents will receive the standard guidelines currently used in the follow-up services of children with congenital heart disease. Children in both groups will be assessed at 3 and 6 months by the Bayley Scales of Baby and Toddler Development (3rd Edition).

Expected Results: Better neuropsychomotor performance of children after application of early stimulation protocol.

Perspectives: Create a body of information that can serve as a basis for formulating intervention policies and surveillance of the development of this population.

Study Design


Congenital Heart Disease


Early stimulation protocol on neuropsychomotor development of children with congenital heart disease


Instituto de cardiologia de porto alegre
Porto alegre




Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul

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