Piloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Children.
There is a need for developmental screening that is easily administered in resource-poor settings. We hypothesized that known risk factors would predict failed developmental screening on an adapted screening tool in East African children living in poverty. The sample included 100 healthy Ugandan children aged 6⁻59 months. We adapted a parent-reported developmental screener based on the Child Development Review chart. The primary outcome was failure to meet age-appropriate milestones for any developmental domain. Venous blood was analyzed for lead, and caregivers completed a demographics questionnaire. We used multivariate logistic regression models to determine if elevated blood lead and stunting predicted failure on the screener, controlling for maternal education level, age in months past the lower bound of the child's developmental age group, and absence of home electricity. In the sample, 14% (
Sajady, Mollika A; Christopher J Mehus; Emily C Moody; Ericka G Jaramillo; Ezekiel Mupere; Andrew J Barnes; and Sarah E Cusick.
"Piloting a Developmental Screening Tool Adapted for East African Children.."