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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1991;15(3):309-315.
The relationship of postural reactions and physical growth and functional development in infants who complained delayed development.
Chun, Chung Sik , Moon, Jeong Lim
Department of Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine* Catholic University Medical College
발달 지연을 호소했던 영아에서의 자세반응과 신체 성장 및 기능 발달과의 관계
전정식, 문정림*
가톨릭의과대학 소아과학교실 및 재활의학교실

Diagnostic approaching method using postural reactions by Vojta was introduced to Korea in early 1980' through Kinderzentrum München in West Germany. But the clinical date about postural reactions are still rare.

We have reviewed the results of postural reactions, physical growth and functional development of 194 infants under 1 year of age who visited us with complaint of delayed development.

The findings of physical growth in relation to standard growth percentile, functional development according to Münchener Functionelle Entwicklungs Diagnostik were compared between A and B groups, classified by the results of postural reactions.

Group A infants had 0∼3 abnormal postural reactions in 7 items and group B infants had 4∼7 abnormal postural reactions.

were as follows.

1) The number of infants who showed delayed physical growth under 3rd percentile at least one component among body weight, length, head circumference, chest circumference was 43 (22.2%) in 194 infants.

In group A (88 infants), 12 infants had one or more components under 3rd percentile. In group B (106 infants), 31 infants (29,2%) had one or more components under 3rd percentile.

2) The number of infants who showed delayed functional development was 110 (56.7%) in 194 infants.

In group A, 16 infants (18.2%) were delayed and in group B, 94 infants (88.7%) were delayed.

According to these results, it is suggested that the finding of postural reactions is related to the patterns of physical growth and functional development.

Key Words: Infants, Delayed development, Postural reaction, Growth, Functional development
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