Abstract— India has a varied socio-economic, demographic factors and health care facilities that affect the morbidity &mortality among vulnerable children especially the preterm born children. The objective of the study was to compare the functional assessment of children of age 5-7.5 years who were born preterm with the children born at term using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). This was across sectional, community based survey. The results showed that children of age 5-7.5 years who were born preterm were significantly low in the functional skills when compared to their peers who were born at term.
Index Terms—Functional Assessment; Preterm; Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory
Ganesan.S is with Kasturba Medical College, Mangalor, India. (A Constituent College of Manipal University) e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cite: Ganesan.S, Shenoy U.V, Raghuveer C.V, Asha Kamath and Unnikrishnan, " Use Of Pediatric Evaluation Of Disability Inventory For Functional Assessment In Prematurely Born Indian Children- A Community Based Study," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 35-38, 2010.