The Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure- A 2018 Update

Posted on: March 8, 2018 | By: kvanpatten | Filed under: Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure, Predictive

The Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure: A predictor of outcome following arterial ischemic stroke.  This is a review of a recently published article, The Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure: A predictor of outcome following arterial ischemic stroke.   Article Summary: Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure (PSOM) is commonly used throughout pediatric hospitals as a standardized neurologic outcome measure for pediatric stroke. The PSOM has been validated for this population, however the long-term predictive value is largely unknown. This article mentions that the “predictive value of the PSOM at 1-month after AIS has not previously been reported.” The purpose of this article was to evaluate the relationship between neurologic outcomes at 1-month post pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) as well as motor and adaptive behavior outcomes at 12-months. They also measured the PSOM at 4 time points within the first year following AIS. This was a single-site, prospective, longitudinal observational cohort study in which children…

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Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure- A 2018 Update

Posted on: March 8, 2018 | By: kvanpatten | Filed under: Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure, Predictive

The Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure: A predictor of outcome following arterial ischemic stroke.  This is a review of a recently published article, The Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure: A predictor of outcome following arterial ischemic stroke.   Article Summary: Pediatric Stroke Outcome Measure (PSOM) is commonly used throughout pediatric hospitals as a standardized neurologic outcome measure for pediatric stroke. The PSOM has been validated for this population, however the long-term predictive value is largely unknown. This article mentions that the “predictive value of the PSOM at 1-month after AIS has not previously been reported.” The purpose of this article was to evaluate the relationship between neurologic outcomes at 1-month post pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) as well as motor and adaptive behavior outcomes at 12-months. They also measured the PSOM at 4 time points within the first year following AIS. This was a single-site, prospective, longitudinal observational cohort study in which children…

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Six-Minute Walk Test Results Predict Risk of Hospitalization for Youths with Cystic Fibrosis: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: spatel25 | Filed under: Predictive, Walk tests

Donadio MCAV, Heinzmann-Filho JP, Vendrusculo FM, Frasson PX, Marostica PJ. Six-Minute Walk Test Results Predict Risk of Hospitalization for Youths with Cystic Fibrosis: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017;182. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.071. The purpose of this study was to determine if the 6 minute walk test, along with multiple other variables, could predict the risk of hospitalization for pulmonary exacerbation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis over a five year period. The other variables include anthropometry, chronic pseudomonas aeroginosa colonization, pulmonary function, and respiratory muscle strength. The evaluated values for lung function were forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV­­­­1), and forced expiratory flow 25% and 75% of FVC (FEF­25%-75%)  Of the 41 participants that were eligible for the study, only 26 participants met the inclusion criteria of being able to perform all of the required tests (satisfactory lung function, respiratory muscle strength, and…

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Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children and Adolescents

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: nthompson2 | Filed under: Physical Activity Questionnaire, Predictive

Title:  Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children and Adolescents Category:  Predictive Most recent research article:  Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Children With Congenital Heart Disease Summary of article: Purpose of article:  The purpose of this article was to describe both objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behavior by congenital heart disease severity as well as qualitatively describe physical activity and sports participation and their association with objectively measured physical activity. Study population:  90 children (13.6 years +/- 2.7 years, 54% male) who had CHD or pediatric heart transplant enrolled from British Columbia Children’s Hospital or traveling clinics across British Columbia and Yukon, Canada. Methods:  Participants were grouped by cardiac diagnosis: (1) 26 mild, (2) 26 moderate, (3) 29 severe CHD and (4) 9 cardiac transplant recipients.  Physical activity restrictions were obtained from the treating cardiologist.  Each participant wore an accelerometer over the right hip for 7 days in order…

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Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: lgrove | Filed under: Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), Predictive

Updated Information All previous information has been reviewed and is up to date. There continues to be limited research on the psychometric characteristics of this outcome measure, including validity, reliability, and standardized norms. Article Summary   Article Title: The Relationship between Motor Function and Behavioral Function in Infants with Low Birth Weight Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between the scores of behavioral assessments and motor function assessments in infants with low birth weight. Population: Study included 50 infants (30 male: 20 female) with low birth weight born at Shahid Akbar Abadi Hospital, Tehran, Iran. 52% were in the neonatal intensive care center within the hospital and 48% were ambulatory patients of the adjoining pediatric clinic. All infants included in the study had parental consent, a corrected age of less than 2 months, were born at no less than 36 weeks of gestation, had birth weights between 1500 and 2499 grams,…

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Pediatric Functional Status Scale, Update 3

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: wrodgers | Filed under: Pediatric Functional Status Scale, Predictive

The above information was reviewed. No new updates available at this time.   Article Summary: Pereira GA, Schaan CW, Ferrari RS. Functional evaluation of pediatric patients after discharge from the intensive care unit using the Functional Status Scale. Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva. 2017;29(4):460-465. doi:10.5935/0103-507X.20170066.   The objective of this article was to evaluate the functional status of pediatric patients after discharge from an intensive care unit using the Pediatric Functional Status Scale. The study compared the Pediatric Index of Mortality 2, time spent on mechanical ventilation, and length of stay in the pediatric intensive care unit between patients with different levels of functional impairments. This was a cross sectional study with 50 participants. 60% of the participants were male and the median age was 19 months. The evaluation done with the Functional Status Scale was done on the first day after discharge from the pediatric intensive care unit. The…

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Movement assessment of infants (MAI)

Posted on: March 1, 2018 | By: svanrij | Filed under: Movement Assessment of Infants MAI, Predictive, T&M Tools

Movement assessment of infants MAI Published by Stephen van Rij   Article Summary of: In extremely preterm infants, do the Movement Assessment of Infants and the Alberta Infant Motor Scale predict 18-month outcomes using the Bayley-III? Background: The Movement Assessment of Infants (MAI) is a tool used to assess motor behavior, muscle tone, primitive reflexes, automatic reactions, and volitional movements. It is designed to detect neurological dysfunction, and can be used from birth to one year of age. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate predictive validity and comparison of the MAI and AIMS in determining neurodevelopmental outcomes as gauged by the Bayley-III at 18 months corrected age. Study Population: This study included infants born at or before 28 weeks gestation. All participants were cared for between 2009 and 2011 at CHU Sainte-Justine neonatal intensive care unit. 160 infants were included, all of which obtained a full health…

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

Posted on: March 1, 2018 | By: dgroulx | Filed under: Discriminatory, Predictive, T&M Tools

Relative age effects in the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2: age banding and scoring errors Purpose To determine and discuss error caused by age-grouped scoring of relative motor function using the MABC-2. Due to the MABC-2 using 6 month wide scoring bands for children 3 and 4 years old and 1 year wide bands for children 5 and older, children who have just had their birthday may appear to score lower than children about to turn a year older. This is referred to as an ‘age effect’ and it causes error in scoring. Study population N= 278 (mean (SD) age: 5 years, 0 months (9.6 months); 142 female) recruited from the Hamilton and Ontario areas from 2010 to 2014. Methods Data was pooled from two validation studies, Veldhuizen et al. 2015b, and Cairney et al. 2015. The participants for the these two studies were recruited from the Hamilton and Ontario areas…

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MABC-2 Updates and Article Summary (2017)

Posted on: March 6, 2017 | By: jhale3 | Filed under: Discriminatory, Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC), Predictive, T&M Tools

Updates Upon extensive examination, all information regarding the MABC-2 is up to date since the last blog entry, with the exception of pricing. The update pricing information are listed on the official Pearson website as follows: MABC-2 Record Forms (pkg of 25)- Ages 3-6: $91.70 MABC-2 Record Forms (pkg of 25)- Ages 7-10: $91.70 MABC-2 Record Forms (pkg of 25)- Ages 11-16: $91.70 MABC-2 Checklist (pkg of 50): $37.60     Article Summary Predictive value of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children – Second Edition at 4 years, for motor impairment at 8 years in children born preterm. Purpose The main purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2nd Edition (MABC-2) as a prognostic tool for motor outcomes for children born preterm (<30 weeks gestation). Specifically, the research administered the test at four years of age and followed up at…

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DDST-II

Posted on: March 6, 2017 | By: acook15 | Filed under: Denver Developmental Screening Test-2nd ed (DDST-II), Predictive, T&M Tools

Okulöncesi, P. K. B. (2016). Prevalence and patterns of psychiatric disorders in preschool children referred to an outpatient psychiatry clinic. Anatolian Clinic. 2016 Jan; 21(1): 42-47 There has been a drastic improvement in understanding psychiatric disorders in adults especially, and even in children, but preschoolers fall into an extremely understudied population. The purpose of this research article was to determine the prevalence and patterns of psychiatric disorders in preschoolers (less than 72 months old) referred to an outpatient psychiatric clinic in Trabzon, Turkey. As stated in the article, “these early disorders are associated with impairment in multiple developmental domains, including cognitive, social and emotional functioning.” This is why it is imperative to get a better understanding of these diagnoses early in life in order to promote the best outcomes for each child. 200 preschoolers, both male and female, were evaluated using the K-SADS-P and additionally the DDST-II if development screening…

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