Turkish adaptation of ACTIVLIM-CP Article Summary

Posted on: August 30, 2022 | By: speavy | Filed under: ACTIVLIM-CP

Reference: Kınık M, Naz I. An investigation of the psychometric properties of the turkish adaptation of the activity limitations in cerebral palsy questionnaire. Disability & rehabilitation. Jul2022, P1-7.   Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the ACTIVLIM-CP after its translation into Turkish.   Study population: The population of this study was 89 children who had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy that were getting physical therapy treatment.   Methods: The researchers in this study first got permission to translate the study from the original authors, then got approval from the ethics board at Izmir Katip Celebi University, then got permission from the location of where the research was held and got informed consent of the parent of the children. This study was done in three phases, translation into Turkish and cross-cultural adaptation, the implementation of the ACTIVLIM-CP along with other outcome measures, then the…

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Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM)

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: bhurt | Filed under: Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM)

The information included in the previous posts has been reviewed and is up to date. Below is a summary of an article that used the Functional Independence Measure for Children as a test and measure during a study with children with cerebral palsy. Özkan, F. and Zincir, H. (2017). The effect of reflexology upon spasticity and function among children with cerebral palsy who received physiotherapy: Three group randomised trial. Applied Nursing Research, 36, pp.128-134. The purpose of this study was to look at the effects of reflexology on spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Reflexology includes applying pressure to certain points on the hands in feet that correspond to different areas of the body including visceral organs. In prior studies, it was found that reflexology improves spasticity, walking, and speech limitations in persons without cerebral palsy and also improves sleep, constipation and saliva production. This study hypothesized that reflexology would…

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Harris Infant Neuromotor Test Edition 2- Update

Posted on: March 1, 2016 | By: eguilford | Filed under: Uncategorized

Harris SR, Megens AM, Backman CI, Hayes V. (2003) Development and standardization of the Harris Infant Neuromotor Test. Infants Young Children 16: 143-151. Screen to identify early motor deficits, cognitive delays, or behavioral difficulties in infants ages 3-12 months. Administer by: reserachers, OT, PT, family physicians, community health nurses Cost: $60.00 Validity: assessed by comparison with Mental and Motor Scales of BSID-II. Calculated by using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient (r). Concurrent: Strong relationship between HINT and Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID-II) r= -0.73 (p<.01) BSID-II Mental r= -0.89 (p<.01) BSID-II Motor Predictive: r=-0.11 (p<.01) BSID-II Mental Poor predictive validity for mental scale r=-0.49 (p<.01) BSID-II Motor Modest predictive validity for motor scale Stronger correlation with motor scale of BSID-II than the mental scale of BSID-II HINT shown to be stronger predictor than initial BSID-II score for the final BSID-II score. Valid screen when time constraint Weakness: age limit,…

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