Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Gary T. Montgomery
Dr. Roy E. Cain
Dr. Robert Wisener
This thesis reviewed the special caloric requirements of preterm infants. The goal of this research was to investigate the feasibility of using the time required for infants to reach substantial feeding as a possible indicator of future developmental progress. The triage of birth weight, gestational age, and days to first substantive oral feeding were highly significant in predicting development through 12 months of age. However, none of the independent variables contributed significant unique variance in predicting developmental outcome.
University of Texas-Pan American
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