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OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of individual pelvic floor muscle training with and without biofeedback in women with urodynamic stress incontinence. METHODS The study was a single, blind, randomized trial. All women completed 6 months of pelvic floor muscle training comprising three sets of ten contractions three times per day, supervised by a physical(More)
AIMS The aims were to compare adaptive behavior in 10-11 year old VLBW children with and without cerebral palsy (CP) to term-born children, and examine its relationship with neonatal factors and infant motor repertoire in VLBW children without CP. METHODS Twenty-eight VLBW children without CP, 10 VLBW children with CP and 31 term-born control children(More)
OBJECTIVE A detailed analysis of infant motor behaviour can show up indicators for later neurological impairment. The "Assessment of Motor Repertoire--3 to 5 Months", which is part of Prechtl's general movement assessment, could potentially be used for this purpose. The aim of the present study was to investigate inter-observer reliability in this(More)
BACKGROUND The general movement assessment has mainly been used to identify children with cerebral palsy (CP). A detailed assessment of quality of infant motor repertoire using parts of the "Assessment of Motor Repertoire - 3 to 5 Months" which is based on Prechtl's general movement assessment can possibly identify later motor and cognitive problems in(More)
AIMS To compare early motor repertoire between extremely preterm and term-born infants. An association between the motor repertoire and gestational age and birth weight was explored in extremely preterm infants without severe ultrasound abnormalities. METHODS In a multicentre study, the early motor repertoire of 82 infants born extremely preterm(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies on Prechtl's method of assessing General Movements (GMA) in young infants originate in Europe. AIM To determine if motor behavior at an age of 3 months post term is associated with motor development at 12 months post age in VLBW infants in India. METHODS 243 VLBW infants (135 boys, 108 girls; median gestational age 31wks, range(More)
BACKGROUND Extremely-low-birth-weight (ELBW) children without severe brain injury or CP are at high risk of developing deficits within cognition, attention, behavior and motor function. Assessing the quality of an infant's spontaneous motor-repertoire included in Prechtl's General-Movement-Assessment (GMA) has been shown to relate to later motor and(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the General Movement Assessment, and the Test of Infant Motor Performance are all tools that can predict neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants. However, how these tests relate to each other is unclear. AIMS To examine the relationship between cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging measured at term age,(More)
Background: The General Movement Assessment has mainly been used to identify children with cerebral palsy (CP). A more detailed analysis of infant motor behavior can possibly identify later motor and cognitive problems in children without CP.Aims: To determine whether such a detailed analysis of infant motor behaviour can predict motor and cognitive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Very preterm infants (birth weight, <1500 g) are at increased risk of cognitive and motor impairment, including cerebral palsy. These adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes are associated with white matter abnormalities on MR imaging at term-equivalent age. Cerebral palsy has been predicted by analysis of spontaneous movements in the(More)