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Use of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies to profileneonatal movements: an exploratory study

Mansoor Rahman
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Kavitha Raja
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JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore, India
Human Movement 2020 vol. 21 (4), 97–101
Online publish date: 2020/06/21
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Background
Monitoring body movements in neonates can have important clinical implications, as these are early predictors of neurodevelopmental disability. The most valid analysis method applied for this purpose is general movement assessment (GMA).

Purpose
Performing GMA requires special training, which is often inaccessible to healthcare providers in low- and middleincome countries. Hence, this prospective exploratory study was proposed to profile movement in typical neonates to distinguish it from abnormal movements using Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS) framework, which has been widely used to analyse movement in a variety of situations.

Methods
Overall, 8 typical neonates were videotaped and 10 cycles of movements were sampled, which resulted in 80 units. Data saturation occurred at 5 children.

Results
The results obtained are consistent when described using LBMS language.

Conclusions
LBMS may be a feasible and viable method to interpret and document movement patterns in neonates as an alternative to other, more resource-intensive methods.

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infants, neonates, newborns, movement

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