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Motor affordance at home for infants living in poverty: A feasibility study

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Author(s):
Cunha, Andrea Baraldi [1, 2] ; Miquelote, Audrei Fortunato [1] ; Cabrera Santos, Denise Castilho [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Methodist Univ Piracicaba UNIMEP, Dept Heath Sci, Human Movement Sci Grad Program, Rodovia Acucar Km 156, BR-13400970 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Delaware, Dept Phys Therapy, 540 S Coll, Newark, DE 19713 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: INFANT BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT; v. 51, p. 52-59, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Purpose: To determine the feasibility of completing a randomized clinical trial of motor affordance program at home for infants living in poverty. Methods: Fourteen infants living in poverty were randomized assigned to groups: intervention at 1st month (G-1), and at 2nd month (G-2). They were assessed into 3 visits: Visit 1 (baseline), Visit 2 (after 4 weeks), and Visit 3 (after 8 weeks). The motor affordance program was provided at home by parents/caregivers. To determine feasibility of the program, descriptive data was used. Effect sizes and non-parametric analysis were performed for motor and affordances at home. Results: The motor affordance program was considered feasible and showed improvement on affordances at home and motor performance only for G-2. Conclusion Amplifying motor affordance at home may be considered appropriate for future clinical trials. It may be an efficient/low-cost early intervention strategy for infants at environmental risk. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/06131-0 - Effects of enhance affordances in the home environment on motor development of infants at risk for developmental delays: randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Denise Castilho Cabrera Santos
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants