Functional Reach Test

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: jfrancis9 | Filed under: Discriminatory, Evaluative, Functional Reach Test

Article: Normal Values of Functional Reach and Lateral Reach Tests in Children With Knee Hypermobility Background: Balance is an integral part of many daily activities and relies heavily on the visual and vestibular systems in children. The somatosensory becomes more integral to balance after the age of 6, once dominance is established by the somatosensory system, proprioceptive sensory feedback is utilized by the central nervous system to “appreciate conscious and unconscious position, movement and force generated by the body and limbs”. It has been suggested that person with joint hypermobility have altered proprioceptive acuity. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure functional reach (FR) and lateral reach (LR) in children with knee joint hypermobility (KJH) of 10° hyperextension or more and to examine correlation with age, gender and anthropometric factors. Study Population: A total of 140 participants (70 boys, 70 girls) aged 6 – 12 were included in…

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DDST-II: Denver Developmental Screening Test, 2nd edition

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: medwards21 | Filed under: Discriminatory

The previously posted information about the Denver Developmental Screening Test, 2nd edition is current and up to date. Category: Discriminatory Article Review Title: Effects of home-based play-assisted stimulation on developmental performances of children living in extreme poverty: a randomized single-blind controlled trial Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if using guided play (that provides stimulation and activities of developmental growth) weekly in the home setting, specifically with at risk children living in foster homes in extreme poverty, would improve their developmental performance. Study Population: A total of 78 children participated in this study and their ages ranged from 3.5 months to just under 6 years old. The children lived in Jimma town, South West Ethiopia with a foster family that had at least one maternal figure that had received training from the foster care organization. To be classified in the “extreme poverty” category, the family had to…

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Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition Normative Update (BDI-2 NU)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: cbrown72 | Filed under: Batelle Developmental Inventory (BDI), Discriminatory

Batelle Developmental Inventory Second Edition Normative Update (BDI-2 NU) Author Jean Newborg, 2004 Source Available for purchase at Hough Mifflin Harcourt: Or through Nelson Assessment: Costs (booklets, forms, kit) The BDI-2 NU Premium Complete Kit can cost up to $1,368 and includes test item books, examiner’s manual, stimulus book, presentation cards, complete record forms, workbooks, screening test item book with screening test record forms, screening presentation cards, screening stimulus book, complete set of BDI-2 manipulatives, and a blue canvas carrying case. All of these items can also be purchased individually. Purpose BDI-2 NU is an assessment tool that screens and evaluates early childhood developmental milestones through 5 domains and 13 subdomains. This assessment determines the child’s strengths and needs in personal-social, adaptive, motor, communication, and cognitive skill sets. The Normative Update was created to accommodate demographic changes of the U.S. population. No changes were made to the test structure,…

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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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Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE)

Posted on: February 27, 2018 | By: ctobin | Filed under: Children's assessment of participation and enjoyment, Discriminatory

After review, the aforementioned information remains accurate and current. Article Summary Connell T, Paterson J, Roberts RM, Raghavendra P, Sawyer M, Russo RN. Clinician modifiable factors associated with better quality of life in children with acquired brain injury undergoing rehabilitation. Brain injury. 2018;32(4). Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess relationships between potentially clinical modifiable factors at evaluation and Quality of Life (QOL) at 6 month follow up among children receiving rehabilitation for acquired brain injury (ABI) as rated by both the children and their parents. A secondary aim was to analyze relationships of child and patient perceptions of QOL. Study Population The study population included 39 children, 5-18 years old who were attending the Novita Children’s Services in South Australia between 2008-2010. The participants sustained an ABI between 7 months and 10 years before the study. The participants needed to be a minimum of 6 months post…

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AIMS Update and Article Review 2017

Posted on: March 6, 2017 | By: lbissing | Filed under: Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), Discriminatory

Updated Information: Time Requirements: A trained evaluator should be able to complete the AIMS assessment within 20-25 minutes. Strengths: The AIMS takes into account 4 different functional positions to assess infant motor skills. AIMS includes percentiles for raw scores so that infants can be assessed comparatively and atypical development can be identified. Weaknesses: The data for the AIMS was collected almost 30 years ago and are reflective of Canadian infants. It has been shown that when determining if infants are at risk or developing atypically, these norms may not be reflective for all geographical, socioeconomic or cultural groups. Clinical Applications: AIMS is a tool used to identify motor development delays in infants. Article Summary: New Brazilian developmental curves and reference values for the Alberta infant motor scale The Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) was originally validated in Canada and thus the established norms are reflective of Canadian infants. This study…

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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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Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment

Posted on: March 5, 2017 | By: iversmissen2 | Filed under: Children's assessment of participation and enjoyment, Discriminatory

Upon review the previous information is accurate and still current. The details are still up to date. Article Summary: MacDonald M, Leichtman J, Esposito P, Cook N, Ulrich DA. The Participation Patterns of Youth with Down Syndrome. Frontiers in Public Health. 2016;4:253. doi:10.3389.   The purpose of this article was to evaluate the participation using the Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) in different life situations of children with Down Syndrome based on the ICF definition. The goal of this investigation is to use the information gathered to help set up interventions and community programs that will help to encourage increased participation.   The interviewer administered version of the CAPE was used to collect the data in one on one sessions that took about 45 minutes. 62 children (28 male and 34 female) with Down Syndrome were recruited through a activity program in the US. The children ranged in age…

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Bayley Scale of Infant Development-III

Posted on: March 5, 2017 | By: rcanfield | Filed under: Bayley Scales of Infant Motor Development (BSID-II), Discriminatory, Predictive

The recently posted information is correct with little changes to be made. Slightly updated information includes: Comprehensive kit cost: $1,391 Average Reliability Ranges for Subsections: 0.90-0.97 Weakness of Test and Measure: This is not an intuitive outcome; individuals need to be familiar with test before administration and may require training.   References: Maccow, G. Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition [PowerPoint]. Pearson Education, Inc., or its affiliates; 2008.   Article Summary: Cahill-Rowley K, Rose J. Temporal-spatial gait parameters and neurodevelopment in very-low-birth-weight preterm toddlers at 18-22 months. Gait & Posture. 2016; 45: 83-89.   The purpose of this study was to assess if the use of gait and temporal-spatial components would identify neurodevelopment in very low birth weight toddlers and full term (typically developing) toddlers. Children born preterm (</= 32 weeks) with very low birth weight (VLBW) (n=79), and full term toddlers (n=43) were included in this…

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Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children and Adolescents

Posted on: March 5, 2017 | By: evanfleet2 | Filed under: Discriminatory, Physical Activity Questionnaire, Predictive

The information listed previously is accurate and still the current information. No information found for MDIC. Article Summary: The association between healthy lifestyle behaviors and health-related quality of life among adolescents The purpose of this research was to study the relationships between body mass index, physical activity, adherence to Mediterranean diet, with the health related quality of life in Spanish adolescents.  The sample population of 480 adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14, 235 girls and 221 boys from 5 of the 55 public schools in the Spanish city of Granada.  Twenty-four of the students were excluded from the study for failure to fill out all of the required questionnaires. The study compared health related quality of life utilizing the KIDSCREEN 27 questionnaire, 27 items in five categories (physical well-being, psychological well-being, autonomy and parent’s relation, social support and peers and school environment) and compared the results with physical activity,…

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