Importance of Screening in 0-18 Months Infants by using INFANIB at Tertiary Hospital
Design: Cross sectional study
Method: 639 subjects were included in this study. According to the INFANIB manual guidelines, screening test was administered and infants were categorized as normal, transiently abnormal and abnormal neurologic development. Then, the data was evaluated statistically and results were obtained.
Results: In Group 1(age of less than 4 months) as per INFANIB score out of 194 samples there were 161(82.99%) normal, 24(12.37%) transiently abnormal and 9(4.64%) abnormal neurologic development infants. Group 2 (age of 4-8 month) had 162(86.63%) normal, 12(6.42%) transiently abnormal and 13(6.95%) abnormal neurologic development infants out of 187 samples. In Group 3(age of 8 months or more) out of 258 samples there were 205(79.46%) normal, 18(6.98%) transiently abnormal and 35(13.57%) abnormal neurologic development infants. When all three age groups were considered, there were 528(82.63%) normal, 54(8.45%) transiently abnormal, 57(8.92%) abnormal neurologic development infants.
Conclusion: On INFANIB screening, there were 8.45% transiently abnormal and 8.92% abnormal neurologic development infants at the Tertiary hospital.
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