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Relationships Among 3 Movement Analysis Tests in Preterm Infants

Azim Rezaei, Derya PT, MSc; Acar, Gonul PT, PhD; Turkdogan, Dilsad MD; Unver, Olcay MD; Kaya Narter, Fatma MD

doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000607
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Purpose: To investigate the relationships among the Infant Motor Profile (IMP), the Neuro-Sensory Motor Developmental Assessment (NSMDA), and the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) in prematurely born infants.

Methods: Sixty-one preterm infants with a birth weight under 2500 g were assessed by the IMP, the NSMDA, and the AIMS.

Results: There was a significant correlation between the IMP total score and the AIMS percentile and between the IMP total score and the NSMDA functional levels. There were significant correlations between the AIMS percentile age and the NSMDA functional levels and between the AIMS total scores and the IMP total scores. In the infants with atypical development, the relationship was significant between the AIMS and the IMP; however, there was no relationship between the IMP and the NSMDA.

Conclusions: The 3 movement analysis tests are related. The IMP was found to be consistent with other movement analysis tests.

This is an investigation of the relationships among the Infant Motor Profile, the Neuro-Sensory Motor Developmental Assessment, and the Alberta Infant Motor Scale for premature infants.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (Ms Azim Rezaei), Faculty of Health Sciences, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey; Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (Dr Acar), Faculty of Health Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey; Department of Pediatric Neurology (Drs Turkdogan and Unver), Institute of Neurological Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey; Kartal Dr Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital (Dr Narter), Istanbul, Turkey.

Correspondence: Derya Azim Rezaei, PT, MSc, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey (derya_azim@hotmail.com).

At the time this article was written, Derya Azim Rezaei was a student at Marmara University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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