Optimality versus complications: assessing predictive values of perinatal scales.

V. J. Molfese, B. Thomson

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In this study, 2 optimality scales and 3 complication scales were used to obtain perinatal risk scores for 103 infants. The scores generated by the 5 scales were compared for accuracy in predicting a variety of traditional and frequently used neonatal and infant outcome measures. The results were interpreted as showing an advantage in favor of the 3 complication scales in the number and variety of outcome measures that could be predicted from the scale scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-823
Number of pages14
JournalChild development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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