Table 3

Classification of neurodevelopmental risk according to trajectory of longitudinal GMs between 34–35 weeks g.a and 16 weeks post-term

Level of riskMethod of classification
LowAll normal GMs at preterm, writhing and fidgety age
MediumAt least one finding of abnormal movement (poor repertoire or cramped synchronised) at preterm or writhing age combined with either normal fidgety or abnormal fidgety movement at fidgety age.
HighAt least one finding of abnormal movement (poor repertoire or cramped synchronised) at preterm or writhing period combined with absent fidgety movement at fidgety age.
  • g.a, gestational age; GMs, General Movements.