Anneliese F Korner

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A new neonatal medical index (NMI) was used to predict the mental and motor development of low birth weight, preterm infants up to 3-years-old. The NMI is a summary score of only a few clinically salient items that are readily available on brief chart review. The sample consisted of 512 of 608 infants randomly assigned to the control group of the eight-site(More)
This paper reports the results of an intervention study which assessed the effects of compensatory vestibular-proprioceptive stimulation provided by waterbed flotation on the neurobehavioral development of preterm infants. The subjects, who were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups before they were four days old, consisted of infants who(More)
This article addresses the topic of infant stimulation from two directions. The first is the developmental relevance of stimulation for infants in general; the second is the issue of differences in responsiveness to stimulation on the part of individual infants. The author will elucidate the conceptual differences between these two issues by giving(More)
2 large independent cohorts of preterm infants ranging between 32 weeks and term were given a neurobehavioral assessment (the NAPI) that measures, among other things, individual differences in excitation management. This assessment, which has high test-retest reliability and developmental and clinical validity, presents each infant with an identical(More)
Physical activity was reassessed in cohort of 52 children aged 4 to 8 years whose activity had been measured during the first 3 days of life. Neonatal adiposity was not significantly correlated with parental adiposity, neonatal physical activity, or gender, nor was neonatal activity significantly correlated with adiposity in childhood. Neonatal adiposity(More)
48 healthy neonates born to multiparae were randomly assigned to view a moving stimulus either in the horizontal or the upright position, with or without added vestibular stimulation and with or without pacifier sucking. The infant was shown a moving black line inside a strictly controlled visual environment provided by an apparatus which permitted(More)