Barbara Medoff-Cooper

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Although there are several scales routinely used for assessment of temperament during the first year of life, none of them is well suited to the infant younger than 4 months old. The Early Infancy Temperament Questionnaire (EITQ) was designed to meet this need. The EITQ is a 76-item parent questionnaire for assessing the nine New York Longitudinal Study(More)
OBJECTIVES The relationship between the pattern of sucking behavior of preterm infants during the early weeks of life and neurodevelopmental outcomes during the first year of life was evaluated. METHODS The study sample consisted of 105 preterm infants (postmenstrual age [PMA] at birth = 30.5 +/- 2.8 weeks [mean +/- SD]; birth weight = 1476 +/- 460 g;(More)
Nutritive sucking and feeding behaviors have the potential to predict developmental outcomes. Research is beginning to connect nutritive sucking behaviors and neurodevelopmental outcomes, providing an important understanding of how infants develop during the first year of life. A program of research has evolved using sucking behaviors as the primary indices(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the maturation of physiologic milestones in preterm infants born between 24 and 32 weeks' gestational age. METHODS We abstracted daily physiologic maturity information on 865 infants born at < or =32 weeks' gestation in the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program between 1998 and 2001. Data included ventilator and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to identify and compare differences in temperament and maternal stress between infants with complex congenital heart disease and healthy controls at 3 months of age. METHODS Study sample was drawn from an existing longitudinal study examining growth in infants with congenital heart disease when compared with healthy controls.(More)
A relationship begun in 1985 between the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Henrietta Szold Hadassah/Hebrew University has included a student exchange program and a faculty mentoring partnership. The student exchange focused on maternal-child nursing and led to the development of the faculty mentoring program. The goals of the latter(More)
This article addresses the needs of families of newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD). Approximately 40,000 infants are born with a congenital heart defect each year; a large percentage survive due to technological advances in treatment, resulting in an increasing number of families who have a child living with a chronic illness. While both parents(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between early anthropometric measurements, device-assisted feeding, and early neurodevelopment in infants with complex congenital heart diseases (CHDs). STUDY DESIGN Bayley Scales of Infant Development II were used to assess cognitive and motor skills in 72 infants with CHD at 6 and 12 months of age. Linear regression(More)
The primary purpose of this study is to compare parental-global-impression of children's level of acute pain at home with parental assessment of children's pain using a structured instrument and with children's self-reports of pain. We recruited 32 parents of children aged 5 to 10 years who were diagnosed with a fractured limb and treated in a tertiary(More)