Fundamental movement skills testing in children with cerebral palsy

Capio, Catherine M., Sit, Cindy H. P. and Abernethy, Bruce (2011) Fundamental movement skills testing in children with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 25-26: 2519-2528. doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.577502


Author Capio, Catherine M.
Sit, Cindy H. P.
Abernethy, Bruce
Title Fundamental movement skills testing in children with cerebral palsy
Journal name Disability and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0963-8288
1464-5165
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/09638288.2011.577502
Volume 33
Issue 25-26
Start page 2519
End page 2528
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose. To examine the inter-rater reliability and comparative validity of product-oriented and process-oriented measures of fundamental movement skills among children with cerebral palsy (CP).
Method. In total, 30 children with CP aged 6 to 14 years (Mean  ==  9.83, SD  ==  2.5) and classified in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I–III performed tasks of catching, throwing, kicking, horizontal jumping and running. Process-oriented assessment was undertaken using a number of components of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD-2), while product-oriented assessment included measures of time taken, distance covered and number of successful task completions. Cohen's kappa, Spearman's rank correlation coefficient and tests to compare correlated correlation coefficients were performed.
Results. Very good inter-rater reliability was found. Process-oriented measures for running and jumping had significant associations with GMFCS, as did seven product-oriented measures for catching, throwing, kicking, running and jumping. Product-oriented measures of catching, kicking and running had stronger associations with GMFCS than the corresponding process-oriented measures.
Conclusion. Findings support the validity of process-oriented measures for running and jumping and of product-oriented measures of catching, throwing, kicking, running and jumping. However, product-oriented measures for catching, kicking and running appear to have stronger associations with functional abilities of children with CP, and are thus recommended for use in rehabilitation processes.
Keyword Fundamental movement skills
ICF-CY
GMFCS
Cerebral palsy
Children
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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