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J Pediatr Psychol. 2004 Oct;29(7):555-64.

Prediction of function from infancy to early childhood: implications for pediatric psychology.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9658, USA. Gaylward@siumed.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether item groupings derived from the Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener (BINS) are stable and predictive of 36-month cognitive and motor outcome.

METHODS:

BINS was administered at 6, 12, and 24 months, and the Bayley-II or McCarthy scales at 36 months. The BINS was factor analyzed, and factors, biomedical and environmental variables, were related to 36-month outcomes.

RESULTS:

Three factors were identified at each age, accounting for 52% to 64% of the variance. Continuity in factors over infancy and predictive utility of similar functions at 36 months were found. Optimal factor scores (> or = 75th percentile) increased the likelihood of later normal cognitive or motor outcome (ORs 2.14-7.94).

CONCLUSIONS:

Stability and continuity over time exist in specific subdomains of function on a neurodevelopmental screening test.

PMID:
15347703
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