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Impact of enhanced developmental support and surveillance for children born preterm on parents and carers:- Does enhanced developmental support and surveillance improve outcomes for the parents and carers of children born preterm?

Any explanatory notes
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Why this is important:- Enhanced developmental support and surveillance up to 4 years (uncorrected age) for children born preterm who fulfil the necessary criteria is expected to increase the detection of developmental problems and disorders and improve outcomes for these children. However, the acceptability of this approach to parents, carers and families also needs to be taken into consideration. A study that looks at the impact of enhanced developmental support and surveillance on parents and carers (for outcomes such as experience of services, satisfaction and anxiety) may help to identify where improvements can be made to future support and surveillance.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Developmental follow-up of children and young people born preterm
Date issued
August 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/08/2017