Minimizing adverse effects of low birthweight: four-year results of an early intervention program.

@article{Rauh1988MinimizingAE,
  title={Minimizing adverse effects of low birthweight: four-year results of an early intervention program.},
  author={Virginia A. Rauh and Thomas M. Achenbach and Barry Nurcombe and Clark Howell and Douglas M. Teti},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1988},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={544-53}
}
The outcome of an early intervention program for low-birthweight (LBW) infants was examined in this study. The intervention consisted of 11 sessions, beginning during the final week of hospitalization and extending into the home over a 3-month period. The program aimed to facilitate maternal adjustment to the care of a LBW infant, and, indirectly, to enhance the child's development. Neonates weighing less than 2,200 grams and under 37 weeks gestational age were randomly assigned to experimental… CONTINUE READING

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