MAYO 2011 N° 5 Volumen 9

Evaluation of an early stimulation program for low birth weight children


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Yandricevichtz Mulet M, Rodríguez Ramírez R, Escalona Aguilera JR, López García M. Evaluación de un programa sobre estimulación temprana en niños bajo peso al nacer. Educare21 2011; 76. [En línea] [fecha de acceso: 1 de mayo de 2011]. URL disponible en: http://www.educare21.net


1Maite Yandricevichtz Mulet, 2Raiza Rodríguez Ramírez, 3José Rafael Escalona Aguilera, 3Marcia López García


1Especialista de Primer Grado en Medicina General Integral.2Licenciada en Enfermería. Especialista de Primer Grado en Enfermería.3Especialista de Primer Grado en Pediatría.

Contact email: escalona@gibara.hlg.sld.cu


We performed an intervention study of 43 children with low birth weight in the Policlínico "José Martí Pérez" Gibara (Cuba) in order to assess the impact of an educational program of neurodevelopmental early stimulation and later to determine their growth and development in their first year of life.
We assessed the knowledge level of mothers before the interventions and subsequently at the end. We determined the weight-height indexes to obtain nutritional assessment and also evaluated the psychomotor development, on a quarterly basis during the first year their lives. Data was obtained from individual medical records and from a survey developed for the study, after the informed consent was signed.
The level of knowledge of mothers was considered as inadequate before the intervention and appropriate thereafter, which was highly statistically significant by the method of coefficient of variation. Most children were assessed as having a nutritional normal weight and normal psychomotor development. The intervention was considered educationally effective. We recommend the generalization of the study in the other health area of the municipality.


early stimulationpsychomotor development

Versión en Español


Evaluación de un programa sobre estimulación temprana en niños bajo peso al nacer