Early psychomotor development of children from triple pregnancy – case study
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Submission date: 2014-04-25
Acceptance date: 2014-05-23
Online publication date: 2014-08-29
Publication date: 2014-07-02
Health Psychology Report 2015;3(1):85–97
The aim of this study was to analyze the specificity and dynamics of psychomotor development in children from triplet pregnancy.
The studied group was composed of siblings from triple pregnancy (T1, T2, T3), including two girls and one boy. This longitudinal study comprised three stages: stage I – children aged 25 months, stage II – children aged 29 months, and stage III – children aged 38 months. At each stage, the psychomotor development of children was examined with the Third Edition of Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID-III) and subjectively by their mother. Additionally, medical and nursing documentation was analyzed.
Individual psychomotor development of children from triple pregnancy is different with regards to various spheres, and has different rates and dynamics throughout consecutive years.
Psychomotor development of children from triple pregnancies is determined by gender and postnatal clinical parameters, i.e. birth weight, head circumference, postnatal morbidity, and prematurity-related conditions.