Goal attainment scaling to evaluate intervention on individual gains for children born extremely preterm

Brown, Laura, Burns, Yvonne R., Watter, Pauline and Gray, Peter H. (2017) Goal attainment scaling to evaluate intervention on individual gains for children born extremely preterm. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 29 3: 215-221. doi:10.1097/PEP.0000000000000388


Author Brown, Laura
Burns, Yvonne R.
Watter, Pauline
Gray, Peter H.
Title Goal attainment scaling to evaluate intervention on individual gains for children born extremely preterm
Journal name Pediatric Physical Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1538-005X
0898-5669
Publication date 2017-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000388
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 215
End page 221
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To investigate the effect of group-based physical therapy on individual gains among preterm and/or extremely low-birth-weight children with minimal or mild impairment at 4 years using Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS). To explore the relationship between GAS with motor and postural outcomes and effect of gender on GAS scores.

Methods: Twenty-four 4-year-old children (born <28 weeks' gestation and/or birth weight <1000 g) with minimal or mild motor impairment completed 6 group-based weekly intervention sessions and a goal-based home program. Assessments included GAS, Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (MABC-2), postural stability, and limb strength after intervention.

Results: GAS group T score improved, exceeding expected goal of "0" score after intervention (mean = 58.2, standard deviation = 0.82). GAS mean T-score and MABC-2 percentile were moderately correlated (r = 0.42, P =.04). Females improved more than males (P =.05).

Conclusions: Goals were achieved above expected level after intervention and were related to motor coordination. Male gender is a risk factor for less favorable outcomes.
Keyword Children
Goal Attainment Scaling
Intervention
Physical therapy
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