Associations of biological factors and affordances in the home with infant motor development
Article first published online: 16 APR 2013
© 2012 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2012 Japan Pediatric Society
Volume 55, Issue 2, pages 197–203, April 2013
How to Cite
Saccani, R., Valentini, N. C., Pereira, K. R., Müller, A. B. and Gabbard, C. (2013), Associations of biological factors and affordances in the home with infant motor development. Pediatrics International, 55: 197–203. doi: 10.1111/ped.12042
- Issue published online: 16 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 16 APR 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 26 DEC 2012 06:13AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 22 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 27 SEP 2011
- CAPES–Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal Docente
- CNPq–Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa
- child development;
- motor skills;
- risk factors
Whereas considerable work has been published regarding biological factors associated with infant health, much less is known about the associations of environmental context with infant development – the focus of the present cross-sectional study.
Data were collected on 561 infants, aged newborn to 18 months. Measures included the Affordances in the Home Environment for Motor Development–Infant Scale, Alberta Infant Motor Scale, and selected bio/medical factors. Correlation and regression were used to analyze the data.
Home environmental factors were associated with children's motor development as much as some typically high-risk biologic factors.
The home environment partially explained infant development outcomes and infants at risk could possibly be helped with a home assessment for affordances.