NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale profiles predict developmental outcomes in a low-risk sample

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 05/18/2012

Three distinct profiles of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) summary scores were identifiable using Latent profile analysis (LPA) among infants with no known cocaine exposure. These profile patterns were associated with early childhood neurobehavioral outcome, similar to findings reported in a study of infants with substantial cocaine exposure, demonstrating the utility of this profiling technique in both exposed and unexposed populations.

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