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Refractive errors in infancy predict reduced performance on the movement assessment battery for children at 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 years.

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We have previously reported that significant hyperopia at 9 months predicts mild deficits on visuocognitive and visuomotor measures between 2 years and 5 years 6 months. Here we compare the motor skills of children who had been hyperopic in infancy (hyperopic group) with those who had been emmetropic (control group), using the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC). Children were tested at 3 years 6 months (hyperopic group: 47 males, 63 females, mean age 3 y 7 mo, SD 1.6 mo; ...

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10.1017/s0012162205000472

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Journal:
Developmental medicine and child neurology More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
4
Pages:
243-251
Publication date:
2005-04-01
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EISSN:
1469-8749
ISSN:
0012-1622
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English
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uuid:a841cbb1-2c11-4c5c-aca2-c043f1fe109c
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pubs:577
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577
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2012-12-19

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