Early Intervention Post-Hospital Discharge for Infants Born Preterm

C. G. E. Hilderman, S. R. Harris
2014 Physical Therapy  
highlights the findings and application of Cochrane reviews and other evidence pertinent to the practice of physical therapy. The Cochrane Library is a respected source of reliable evidence related to health care. Cochrane systematic reviews explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of interventions-medications, surgery, education, nutrition, exercise-and the evidence for and against the use of diagnostic tests for specific conditions. Cochrane reviews are
more » ... e reviews are designed to facilitate the decisions of clinicians, patients, and others in health care by providing a careful review and interpretation of research studies published in the scientific literature. 1 Each article in this PTJ series summarizes a Cochrane review or other scientific evidence resource on a single topic and presents clinical scenarios based on real patients to illustrate how the results of the review can be used to directly inform clinical decisions. This article focuses on early intervention programs after hospital discharge for preterm infants. Can interventions with a focus on parent-infant relationships improve motor and cognitive outcomes in infants born prematurely? ϽLEAPϾ LINKING EVIDENCE AND PRACTICE Find the case archive at http://ptjournal.apta.org/cgi/ collection/leap.
doi:10.2522/ptj.20130392 pmid:24786939 fatcat:jakrb57xqbdyrch7tomakkdjum