Bayley-III and Griffiths-II scales performance in a cohort of premature infants followed in Colombia.

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From: Early Human Development(Vol. 173)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 333 words

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Keywords Premature infant; Infant development scale; Kangaroo-Mother Care method; Descriptive observational study Highlights * Infants' neurodevelopment standardized scales are needed in developing countries. * Standardized scales should be used with corrected age in preterm infant follow-up. * This study describes Bayley's and Griffiths' scales performance in Colombian preterm infants. Abstract Background Preterm infants are a high-risk population for neurodevelopmental problems, leading to disability and compromised performance in their adult life. For this reason, it is essential to identify and intervene appropriately for any alterations that may occur during their follow-up. Objective To assess both the Bayley's Scale of Infant and Toddler Development (third edition) and the Griffith Mental Development Scale (second edition, revised) in a unique cohort of 311 "healthy" preterm infants followed and evaluated by corrected age in a Kangaroo Mother Care Program in Bogotá, Colombia. Method Observational study. Results It was found that when applying the two scales to the group of preterm infants at the same corrected age, the results were within normal levels. Conclusions These results demonstrate 1) the feasibility of using either of these two tests to assess the global or area-based developmental level of preterm infants at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of corrected age in Colombia and 2) the importance of using corrected age in the follow-up of these patients. Abbreviations WHO, World Health Organization; BSID-III, Bayley Scale of Infant and Toddler Development-III; GSMD-II, Griffiths Scale of Mental Development-II; KMCP, Kangaroo Mother Care Program; KMC, Kangaroo Mother Care; LBW, Low-Birth Weight; KP, kangaroo position; GA, gestational age; CA, corrected age; IUGR, Intra Uterine Growth Restriction; STORCH, Syphilis, Toxoplasmosis, Others, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes congenital diseases; SD, standard deviation; CI, confidence interval Author Affiliation: Kangaroo Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia * Corresponding author at: Carrera 44b N 53-50, B Esmeralda, Bogotá, Colombia. Article History: Received 9 June 2022; Revised 19 August 2022; Accepted 22 August 2022 Byline: Martha Cristo Borrero [], Tammy Goretty Trujillo [], Carolina Sanchez [], Andrea Salazar [], María Paula Cárdenas [], Nathalie Charpak [] (*)

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