JAPAN: The NBAS as a predictor of cerebral palsy in low birth weight infants
NORWAY: Environmental influences on infant behavior and sleep development and the role of melatonin: preliminary data
ENGLAND: GAIN Study Dieter Wolke, Tina Gutbrod, Libi Rust University of Hertfordshire, UK
USA: The effects of the Clinical Newborn Behavioral Assessment Scale (CLNBAS) on maternal representations, postpartum depression, and the quality of the mother-child relationship: Some preliminary findings
PHILIPPINES: In Manila earlier this year, Dr. J. Kevin Nugent and Dr. Nittaya Kotchabhakdi trained eleven neonatologists and one pediatrician from the Philippines as NBAS examiners. The training program was co-sponsored by the Philippine Pediatric Society and Johnson and Johnson (Philippines). The Philippine Pediatric group have their own beautifully designed newsletter, STIMULUS, which describes their work with the NBAS. It is edited by Dr. Joey Salazar.
KOREA: In Keimyung University, Taegu, six new NBAS examiners were certified this summer. Dr. Yeounghee Shin and her colleagues plan to conduct a normative study of Korean newborn behavior and development.