Early Clinical Assessment of Balance

Posted on: March 1, 2016 | By: wrissell | Filed under: T&M Tools

Review of Article: Measuring Postural Stability in Young Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Comparison of 2 Instruments Citation: Randall, K. E., Bartlett, D. J., & McCoy, S. W. (2014). Measuring postural stability in young children with cerebral palsy: a comparison of 2 instruments. Pediatric Physical Therapy: The Official Publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association,26(3), 332–337. http://doi.org/10.1097/PEP.0000000000000062 This article was looking to review the validity and reliability between two measures, the ‘ Early Clinical Assessment Balance (ECAB)’ and the ‘Pediatric Reach Test (PRT)’. This article is important because the main proven valid and reliable measure to determine postural stability in children with cerebral palsy besides the Gross Motor Function Classification System, which was mostly limited to laboratories. Therefore the aim of this study was to help determine the validity and reliability of both the ECAB and the PRT. There were a total of 28 children with cerebral…

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Early Clinical Assessment of Balance

Posted on: March 6, 2018 | By: aschultz8 | Filed under: Early Clinical Assessment of Balance, Evaluative

Article: Measuring Postural Stability in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Comparison of 2 Instruments. Category: Evaluative Background: The Early Clinical Assessment of Balance is an evaluative measure used by clinicians to assess balance in the cerebral palsy population.  The test typically takes 15-30 minutes and does not require any materials outside of a bench and mat. Scoring is on a 0-100 scale where higher scores equate to better balance. The ECAB can identify children at higher risk of falling and measure balance changes. Purpose: To compare the inter-rater reliability, test-retest reliability, and validity of the Early Clinical Assessment of Balance (ECAB) and Pediatric Reach Test (PRT); and look at the relationship between these tests and the GMFM-66 Population: 28 children with CP, with no other significant co-morbidities, such as autism, between the ages of 2-7. Methods: Testing was performed in two sessions separated by two weeks to limit learning…

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Early Clinical Assessment of Balance

Posted on: March 16, 2015 | By: jsalley | Filed under: Early Clinical Assessment of Balance, T&M Tools

Descriptive Information Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision Early Clinical Assessment of Balance Version 1 9/14/2010 Author (s) Sarah W. McCoy, Doreen J. Bartlett, Lisa A. Chiarello, Robert J. Palisano, Lynn Jefferies, Alyssa Fiss Source (publisher or distributor, address) Canadian Institutes of Health Research US Department of Education Nation Institutes of Disability and Rehabilitation Research Costs (booklets, forms, kit) Outcome measure sheet Purpose To quantify deficits in balance that may be present in specific pediatric populations. Type of Test (eg, screening, evaluative; interview, observation, checklist or inventory)* Checklist with Parts 1(36 points) and Parts 2(64 points) that are added for a max score of 100 points. Target Population and Ages Pediatrics- patients with Cerebra l Palsy Research studies have evaluated the validity of this outcome measure in patient between the ages of 1.5 and 5 years old. Time Requirements  – Administration and Scoring 15 to 30mins Test Administration Administration…

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