Family-centered rehabilitation in high risk infant; A case report

Lulus Hardiyanti(1*), Rizky Kusuma Wardhani(2), Aditya Rifqi Fauzi(3), . Gunadi(4)

(1) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada/Dr. Sardjito General Hospital, Yogyakarta,
(2) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia/ Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Jakarta
(3) Pediatric Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada/Dr. Sardjito General, Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(4) Pediatric Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada/Dr. Sardjito General, Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Preterm infants are categorized as a high-risk group in neonatology. Theyare physiologically less mature and have limited compensatory responsesto the extrauterine environment compared with term infants. Preterminfants need long-term evaluation, monitoring, and follow-up to optimizeneonatal care and development through an extensive rehabilitationperiod. However, the COVID-19 pandemic restricted patient care andfollow-up in the outpatient hospital setting. This case report discusses ahigh-risk infant treated with family-centered rehabilitation (FCR). Thepatient's rehabilitation issues included delays in gross motor, fine motor,and language development and preventing complications that may arisein a high-risk premature infant. Considering recent occurrences, ourapproach to rehabilitation programs for high-risk infants needs to bereevaluated and revised, focusing on home programs through familycentered treatment. These techniques may aid in delivering rehabilitationtreatments to children with developmental delays during COVID-19.


high-risk infant; family-centered rehabilitation; COVID-19; pandemic

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