Early Movements as a Predictor of Future Developmental Delay
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective
|Official Title:||Analysis of Movements of Singletons and Infants of Multiple Fetus Pregnancy as a Predictor of Developmental Delay|
|Study Start Date:||August 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2009|
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a motor development problem with a prevalence of 2 per 1000 live birth. There are many etiologies to the syndrome such as: brain malformations, infections during pregnancy, pre and perinatal, anoxic brain damage etc. A high risk group for these causes is preterm infants and infants of multiple pregnancies.
Major motor deficits or brain insults are recognizable at early weeks but most of them are more subtle and are recognized at the age of one to two years. The General Movements methodology was developed by Prechtl HF is aimed to identify motor development deficits as early as 3 month. The methodology is using video recording to describe a trajectory of the development of spontaneous movements between birth and 3 month. Deviation from the trajectory was highly correlated with future motor mal-development.
In our work we will study the motor development of infants of multiple pregnancies. These infants are one of the risk groups to develop CP. We will use the General movements methodology to identify CP as early as possible. It will generalize its predicative power to this risk group. Moreover, we will enlarge our knowledge of motor development by comparing the development of infants of the same pregnancy.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00418808
|Sheba medical center|
|Tel - Hashomer, Israel, 52621|
|Principal Investigator:||Omer Bar-Yosef, Dr.||Sheba Medical Center|