Score Sheet

Use this score sheet to assess the gestational maturity of the newborn. At the end of the examination the total score determines the gestational maturity in weeks.

NEUROMUSCULAR MATURITY
SIGN SCORE SIGN SCORE
-1 0 1 2 3 4 5
Posture      
Square Window    
Arm Recoil      
Popliteal Angle  
Scarf Sign    
Heel To Ear    

TOTAL NEUROMUSCULAR SCORE

  
PHYSICAL MATURITY
MATURITY RATING TABLE
TOTAL SCORE 
(NEUROMUSCULAR + PHYSICAL)
WEEKS
-10 20
-5 22
0 24
5 26
10 28
15 30
20 32
25 34
30 36
35 38
40 40
45 42
50 44

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References :
Ballard JL, Khoury JC, Wedig K, et al: New Ballard Score, expanded to include extremely premature
infants. J Pediatrics 1991; 119:417-423.