publication . Article . 2014

Impact of physiotherapy on neuromotor development of premature newborns

Coutinho, Giselle Athayde Xavier; Lemos, Daniela de Mattos; Caldeira, Antônio Prates;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Introduction The population of children born prematurely has increased in line with improving the quality of perinatal care. It is essential to ensure to these children a healthy development. Objective We evaluate the neuromotor development of a group of preterm infants regularly assisted by a physiotherapy service in comparison to full-term newborns, checking, so the impact of the service. Materials and methods We randomly assigned preterm and full-term infants that formed two distinct groups. The group of preterm infants was inserted into a monitoring program of physiotherapy while the other infants were taken as a control group not receiving any assistance in...
free text keywords: Preterm neonates, Stimulation, Child development, Recém-nascido prematuro, Estimulação, Desenvolvimento infantil
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