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Early Prediction of Cerebral Palsy Using Video Analysis

Posted Mar 21 2010 12:44pm
Thirty high risk infants (mean gestational age 31 weeks) movements were recorded using video at 10-15 weeks post term. The video was analyzed and the children were reevaluated at 5 years of age. Using the video analysis, predicting cerebral palsy had an 88% specificity rate. Thirteen infants had cerebral palsy at age 5. Predictions were correct regarding ambulatory and non ambulatory status in nine out of ten children.

Would you find it helpful to know that a baby at 10-15 weeks had a 90% chance of being ambulatory or a 90% chance of being non ambulatory? Would this knowledge influence the goals that are set with the family?

Reference: Early prediction of cerebral palsy by computer-based video analysis of general movements: a feasibility study (p )LARS ADDE, JORUNN L HELBOSTAD, ALEXANDER R JENSENIUS, GUNNAR TARALDSEN, KRISTINE H GRUNEWALDT, RAGNHILD STØEN Published Online: Feb 24 2010 5:47AM DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03629.x
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