To collect information regarding the feeding development, video recordings were used when preterm infants were at 37 weeks of corrected age
, at 40 weeks of corrected age
, every two weeks up to 3 months of corrected age
, and once a month until chewing skills appeared.
However, reporting the corrected age
at which the babies switched to oral feeding (as the reader stated) in the part of comparison of the introductory properties of the babies would contribute to the study.
In this study involving 100 infants in China findings showed that after hospital discharge most infants achieved catch-up growth by one month corrected age
The likelihood of surviving to a corrected age
of 20 months increased from 49% in 1982-1989 to 68% in 1990-1999, then stayed relatively flat with a nonsignificant increase in survival to 71% in 2000-2002 (Pediatrics 2005; 115:997-1003).
Additionally, researchers found that by 18 to 22 months corrected age
, 40% of VLBW and ELBW infants had lengths, head circumferences, and weights less than the 10th percentile (Dusick et al.
A repeated measures, causal-comparative design with control group will be used to determine the effectiveness of this intervention by measuring parent-child interaction and parental perceptions of their child's master motivation skills, and three child variables (developmental status, mastery motivation skills, and self-regulation), at ages 9-12 months and 21-24 months corrected age