Tactile assessment in children with cerebral palsy: A clinimetric review

Auld, Megan Louise, Boyd, Roslyn Nancy, Moseley, G. Lorimer and Johnston, Leanne Marie (2011) Tactile assessment in children with cerebral palsy: A clinimetric review. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 31 4: 413-439. doi:10.3109/01942638.2011.572150

Author Auld, Megan Louise
Boyd, Roslyn Nancy
Moseley, G. Lorimer
Johnston, Leanne Marie
Title Tactile assessment in children with cerebral palsy: A clinimetric review
Journal name Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0194-2638
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/01942638.2011.572150
Volume 31
Issue 4
Start page 413
End page 439
Total pages 27
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This review evaluates the clinimetric properties of tactile assessments for children with cerebral palsy. Assessment of registration was reported using Semmes Weinstein Monofilaments (SWMs) or exteroception. Assessment of two-point discrimination was reported using the Disk-Criminator® or paperclip methods; Single point localization and double simultaneous were reported from the Neurosensory Motor Developmental Assessment (NSMDA); graphaesthesia was reported from the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT); and stereognosis was assessed using Manual Form Perception from the SIPT and the Klingels method (Klingels, K. et al. (2010). Upper limb motor and sensory impairments in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Can they be measured reliably? Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(5), 409-416) and the Cooper method (Cooper, J., Majnemer, A., Rosenblatt, B., & Birnbaum, R. (1995). The determination of sensory deficits in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Journal of Child Neurology, 10, 300-309). The SIPT and NSMDA demonstrated stronger content validity. Inter-rater reliability was excellent for SIPT (ICC = 0.99) and exteroception (k = 0.88). Testretest reliability was excellent for exteroception (k = 0.89) and stereognosis (ICC = 0.86; 100%), moderate for SIPT (r = 0.690.74) and poor for SWM (k = 0.22). Together these assessments measure tactile registration and spatial perception. Temporal and textural tests are to be developed for comprehensive tactile examination.
Keyword Cerebral palsy
Clinimetric review
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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