Outcome Measures of Activity for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Debuse, Dorothée and Brace, Hal (2011) Outcome Measures of Activity for Children With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23 (3). pp. 221-231. ISSN 0898-5669

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Abstract

The purpose of this systematic review was to identify valid, reliable, and clinically practical measures of function/activity for children with cerebral palsy.
Cochrane, MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED, PEDro, and ScienceDirect were searched to identify relevant studies. Reference lists were hand-searched, and databases were searched specifically for outcome measures (OMs) identified. Studies were examined for bias based on published recommendations. Seven studies on 6 OMs were included, which were of moderate or good methodological quality. Most measures require further research to fully establish their psychometric properties. Only the Gross Motor Function Measure versions 88 and 66 and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory were identified as potentially appropriate for this client group, but not all are valid for children of all ages and Gross Motor Function Classification System levels. The clinical application of these OMs is discussed in relation to capacity, capability, or performance; new developments are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: motor activity, outcomes assessment, psychometrics, severity of illness index, child
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 15:12
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4335

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