Effects of Medical Complexity Using GMA on Lurie Children's In- and Outpatients

Official Title: Effects of Medical Complexity on the Development of Fidgety Movements and Feasibility of Screening Utilizing the General Movement Assessment for Lurie Children's ICU Patients and Graduates

The purpose of this study is to research a new type of test for cerebral palsy that can be performed earlier, at 10-15 weeks of age (after the due date for premature infants). The test involves a standardized video recording of a baby's natural movements for about 10 minutes. The video recorded movements are evaluated by a special trained observer and also by a computer program. There are some small studies from Europe that suggest that this type of evaluation may be accurate in early diagnosis of cerebral palsy. However, the investigators do not know if this type of evaluation is reliable in large groups of infants, including infants from Children's Memorial Hospital, who tend to be sicker and have more complicated illnesses than many of the European infants. The investigators would therefore like to evaluate whether this type of video recording could be used in the future for early diagnosis of cerebral palsy

deRegnier, Raye-Ann Odegaard, MD

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Raye Ann deRegnier, MD