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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

versão impressa ISSN 0004-282Xversão On-line ISSN 1678-4227

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MANCINI, Marisa C. et al. Study of motor function at 8 and 12 months of age in preterm and at term children. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2002, vol.60, n.4, pp.974-980. ISSN 1678-4227.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2002000600017.

OBJECTIVE: To compare the development of motor function in children born preterm with those born at term, at 8 and 12 months of age. To investigate the relation of motor function quality at the age of 8 months with motor ability at 12 months. METHOD: Thirty-two children participated in this study: 16 were born preterm (risk group) and 16 were born at term (control group). The spontaneous movements of the children were assessed at 8 months and their mobility skills and independence were assessed at 12 months (corrected ages for the preterm group), using standardized developmental tests (AIMS and PEDI, respectively). Data were analysed using independent t-tests (between-group comparison) and Pearson correlation coefficients (within-group comparison). RESULTS: There was no significant difference in motor function, between those born preterm with those born at term, either at 8 or at 12 months of age. In the control group, there was significant association (r=0.67; p=0.004) between movement at 8 months and mobility skills at 12 months. In the risk group, there was significant relationship between skills and independence in mobility, at 12 months corrected age (r=0.80; p=0.0001). CONCLUSION: Preterm born children, without other disorders and with age correction, might show a similar motor development as those born at term. The path for the acquisition of motor abilities in preterm born children appears to differ among those infants.

Palavras-chave : premature infant; child development; motor activity.

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