Poor predictive validity of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development for cognitive function of extremely low birth weight children at school age.

@article{Hack2005PoorPV,
  title={Poor predictive validity of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development for cognitive function of extremely low birth weight children at school age.},
  author={M. W. M. Hack and H. G. Taylor and Dennis D. Drotar and Mark D Schluchter and Lydia N Cartar and Deanne C Wilson-Costello and Nancy Klein and Harriet Friedman and Nori Mercuri-Minich and Mary Morrow},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={333-41}
}
OBJECTIVE The Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Second Edition (BSID II) are commonly used to assess outcomes of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. We sought to assess the predictive validity of the BSID II Mental Developmental Index (MDI) for cognitive function at school age. DESIGN/METHODS Of 330 ELBW infants admitted in 1992-1995, 238 (72%) survived to the age of 8 years, of whom 200 (84%) were tested at both 20 months' corrected age (CA) and 8 years. Mean birth weight was 811 g… CONTINUE READING
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