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Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2012 Jul;15(3):196-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-2327.99714.

Can Alberta infant motor scale and milani comparetti motor development screening test be rapid alternatives to bayley scales of infant development-II at high-risk infants.

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Department of Pediatric Neurology, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The main object of the present study is to assess neuromotor development of high-risk infants by using three tests, and to determine inter-test concordance and the feasibility of these tests.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

One-hundred and nine patients aged between 0 and 6 months and identified as "high-risk infant" according to the Kliegman's criteria were enrolled to the study. Three different tests were used to assess neuromotor development of the patients: Bayley scales of infant development-II (BSID-II), Alberta infant motor scale (AIMS), and Milani Comparetti Motor Development Screening Test (MCMDST).

RESULTS:

Correlation analysis was performed between pure scores of BSID-II motor scale and total scores of AIMS. These two tests were highly correlated (r:0.92). Moderate concordance was found between BSID-II and AIMS (k:0.35). Slight concordance was found between BSID-II and MCMDST; and the concordance was slight again for AIMS and MCMDST (k:0.11 and k:0.16, respectively) too.

CONCLUSION:

AIMS has a high correlation and consistency with BSID-II and can be used with routine neurological examination as it is based on observations, has few items, and requires less time to complete.

KEYWORDS:

Alberta infant motor scale; bayley scales of infant development-II; high-risk infant; milani comparetti motor development screening test

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