Factors Influencing Fine and Gross Motor Development among Children 24 Months of Age: Results from the All Our Families Study
Objective: The objective of this study was to identify factors influencing fine and gross motor development of Albertan children at 24 months of age. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of data from the All Our Families study, a prospective pregnancy cohort. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to identify factors influencing motor development. Results: Early developmental delays, maternal abuse and maternal postpartum drug use were associated with an increased odds of suboptimal gross motor development at 24 months of age. Pregnancy complications were associated with a reduction in risk for gross motor delays. Early developmental delays, NICU admission and maternal postpartum alcohol consumption were associated with an increased risk for delays in fine motor development at 24 months of age. Conclusion: Delayed motor development at 24 months of age may be mitigated through detection and intervention of early cognitive, social and motor developmental delays.
Epidemiology, Human Development
Dodd, S. X. (2017). Factors Influencing Fine and Gross Motor Development among Children 24 Months of Age: Results from the All Our Families Study (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26147