Psychosocial development of urban children (below 2 years) using culture appropriate indicators of development

A Dixit, N V Patel
1994 Indian Pediatrics  
Six hundred essentially normal children 15 days-2 years were randomly assessed for their nutritional and developmental status. Measurement of the mid-upper-arm circumference using the Jellife's technique was employed for a quick nutritional survey. For developmental assessment, the WHO suggested culture appropriate psychosocial Basic Test Battery was used. Shakir's classification of the results did not reveal any malnutrition. Analysis of the data revealed 'at par' performances in Gross Motor,
more » ... earing and Self Help skills and delays in Vision and Fine Motor, Language and Concept Skills. Social skills were particularly advanced.
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