Brief report: HIV-exposed newborns show inferior orienting and abnormal reflexes on the Brazelton Scale

Frank Scafidi, Tiffany Field

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Abstract

Assessed 48 infants of HIV-positive and HIV-negative mothers on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Infants exposed to HIV- positive mothers were disadvantaged from birth due to their mothers having obstetric complications and to the infants having orienting problems and abnormal reflexes on the Brazelton Newborn Scale. These problems may be early precursors of the later visual-spatial delays and hypertonicity noted in these infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

Keywords

  • HIV infants' Brazelton assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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