Developmental delay in a resource-constrained environment: Screening, surveillance and diagnostic assessment

South African Family Practice


 
 
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Title Developmental delay in a resource-constrained environment: Screening, surveillance and diagnostic assessment
 
Creator Govender, Vasantha Naidoo, Deshini Govender, Pragashnie
 
Subject — developmental delay; paediatric screening; resource constrained; diagnostic assessment; early identification
Description The range and severity of developmental delays vary, and a systematic approach to ensuring early detection for early intervention is essential. The formative years are considered critical for nurturing and maximising developmental potential. In this article, the authors describe a clinical approach to developmental delay within resource-constrained environments of South Africa. The article unpacks the history and examination, developmental screening, surveillance and diagnostic assessment and social determinants of health. For timely interventions to occur, early and accurate assessment is necessary. Medical officers and other health professionals such as nurses, general practitioners and therapists working in low-resourced contexts may use this information in their approach to the assessment of developmental delay.
 
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Date 2021-05-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/safp.v63i1.5306
 
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 63, No 1 (2021): Part 2; 4 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5306/6750 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5306/6751 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5306/6752 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5306/6753
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Vasantha Govender, Deshini Naidoo, Pragashnie Govender https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0