Biobehavioural reactivity to pain in preterm infants: a marker of neuromotor development

Ruth E Grunau, Michael F Whitfield, Taryn Fay, Liisa Holsti, Timothy Oberlander, Marilynn L Rogers

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Abstract

In this preliminary study, it was examined whether capacity to react to external stress (acute pain) during neonatal intensive care predicts later neuromotor development at 4 and 8 months corrected chronological age (CCA) in high-risk preterm infants. Behavioural and cardiac reactivity to blood collection at 32 weeks postconceptional age (PCA) were recorded in addition to developmental outcomes at 4 and 8 months CCA in 35 preterm infants (17 males, 18 females) born
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-6
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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