Concluding Thoughts

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Determination of the appropriate endpoint of evaluation of the neurodevelopmental outcome of the NICU graduate is not at all clear. The traditional use of modalities such as imaging is probably far too narrow to be used in measuring success and failure. Medical outcomes evaluations do not have nearly the usefulness of broader biopsychosocial evaluations. The use of the WHO ICF may better be used to describe any disabilities the child may have and those disabilities’ relationship to impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Longer-term follow-up is also needed to more clearly understand the graduate and his family’s satisfaction with the results of his NICU experience and the subsequent services he has received.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFollow-Up for NICU Graduates
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Positive Developmental and Behavioral Outcomes for At-Risk Infants
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319732756
ISBN (Print)9783319732749
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Disability
  • ICD-10
  • ICF
  • Impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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