Development and validation of a new Lucknow Development Screen for Indian children aged 6 months to 2 years

J Child Neurol. 2010 Jan;25(1):57-60. doi: 10.1177/0883073809336121. Epub 2009 May 15.


A chart was prepared using selected milestones from Baroda norms of Bayley Scales of Infant Development and Gesell's schedules on y-axis and age in months on x-axis. A child failing to achieve any milestone to the left of the chronological age was screen positive. Interrater and test-retest reliability were calculated. For validation, the screen was administered to mothers of 142 children aged 6 to 24 months attending Pediatric Outpatients or Neurology Clinic of CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India. Acutely ill children were excluded. A full Developmental Assessment Scale for Indian infants was then done on the same children. Sensitivity and specificity were 95.9% and 73.1%, respectively. It is concluded that Lucknow Development Screen can be effectively used for screening in the community.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Child Development*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant
  • Mass Screening*
  • Mothers
  • Observer Variation
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity