Impact of Zika on infants

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Viviana Karina Hernández Vergel, Raúl Prada Núñez, César Augusto Hernández Suárez


Objective: To describe the level of impairment in performance skills and maturational age of children in the Valientes del Futuro program with neonatal Zika virus infection.

Materials and Methods: The research is framed with a quantitative approach of a correlational type supported by field research and non-experimental design, with a sample of 15 infants 3, 4 and 5 years old. The collection technique used was the Abbreviated Scale.

Results: Regarding the areas evaluated for the maturational age, it was found that the weighting of motor skills and praxis found a correlation coefficient of 0.601 (moderate) and in the sample of the execution skills of 3-year-old children with gestational zika a correlation of 0.853 (strong) was obtained.

Conclusions: There is a correlation between infants with gestational zika and strong affectation in the actions or behaviors that a patient has to move and physically interact with activities, and objects and thus perform a learned motor activity.

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