A systematic review of activities of daily living measures for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

James, Sarah, Ziviani, Jenny and Boyd, Roslyn (2014) A systematic review of activities of daily living measures for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56 3: 233-244. doi:10.1111/dmcn.12226


Author James, Sarah
Ziviani, Jenny
Boyd, Roslyn
Title A systematic review of activities of daily living measures for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy
Journal name Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0012-1622
1469-8749
Publication date 2014-03
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/dmcn.12226
Open Access Status
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 233
End page 244
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: This study aimed to systematically review the psychometric properties and clinical utility of measures of activities of daily living (ADL) for children with cerebral palsy (CP) aged 5 to 18 years.
Method:
Five electronic databases were searched to identify available ADL measures with published psychometric data for school-aged children with CP. Measures were included if at least 60% of the items addressed ADL in the full assessment or in an independent domain. A modified CanChild Outcome Rating Form was used to report the validity, reliability, responsiveness, and clinical utility of the measures.
Results:
Twenty-six measures were identified and eight met inclusion criteria. The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) had the strongest psychometric properties but was limited by its age range. The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) was the most comprehensive evaluation of underlying motor and cognitive abilities yet further psychometric testing is required for children with CP.
Interpretation: The PEDI should be used to measure ADL capability in elementary school aged children. The AMPS is the best measure to evaluate ADL performance or capacity and is suitable for all ages. Future research should examine the reliability of the AMPS to determine its stability in children and adolescents with CP. What this paper adds Eight measures of ADL are appropriate for school-aged children with CP.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 13 August 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
School of Medicine Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 7 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 8 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 04 Mar 2014, 00:21:54 EST by System User on behalf of School of Medicine