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Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Neonatal Eating Outcome (NEO) Assessment: A New Developmental Feeding Assessment for Preterm Infants in the NICU
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Program in Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
The Neonatal Eating Outcome (NEO) Assessment: A New Developmental Feeding Assessment for Preterm Infants in the NICU
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500065. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP304C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500065. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP304C
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Preterm infants have a heightened risk of feeding problems. The NEO can be used to assess prefeeding or oral feeding capacity, and the scoring criteria are based on the infant’s current postmenstrual age. Previous work on the tool demonstrates that the NEO holds promise for being an important and psychometrically sound measurement of feeding for preterm infants in the NICU. In this talk, testing procedures and scoring of the NEO will be introduced.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bobbi Pineda