International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019

A Study to Assess the Effect of Growth and Development Assessment for Early Detection of Childhood Disability

P. O. Jancy | Dr. S. Parimala

Abstract: World health organization revealed that 5 % of children under fourteen years of age have some type of moderate to severe childhood disability. In United states developmental delay occur in 16- 18 % children under eighteen years of age. In India 1.5 to 2.5 % of children under 2 years of age affected by developmental delay. The objectives of the study were • To assess the normal developmental milestones between 0-3 years of age. • To find out the developmental delay in children of 0-3 years of age. • To detect the developmental delay in early stage of onset and intervene appropriately. Descriptive study design used and data was collected by purposive sampling technique. Sample design was 35 children between the age group of 0-3 years, admitted in pediatric wards was selected. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics. Findings shows, from among 35 children of different age group, only children in the age group 0-6 months, and 7-12 months had developmental delays 2.85 and 5.71 percentage respectively. This indicates that early detection by simple methods with using TDSE tools are effective and can be used by anybody who are closely related in early year of life of children, like parents, caretakers and anganwadi teachers.

Keywords: Growth, development, assessment, milestones, childhood disability

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,

Pages: 824 - 825

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