Validity of the Kinematic Classification of Gait in Diplegic Children With Cerebral Palsy (CP)
In recent years Ferrari et al. proposed a new classification of gait in diplegic children with spastic diplegia that describes four different patterns of gait by analyzing the strategies that each children adopts to need his/her needs to walk. The investigators believe that this classification provides the clinician with clinically meaningful information in terms of coping strategies adopted to maximize the ability to walk.
The aim of this study is to determine the criterion validity of the new classification of the pattern of gait in children with spastic diplegia by correlating pattern of diplegic gait with the score of the Functional performance measure.
|Cerebral Palsy Diplegia, Spastic||Other: classification of gait in diplegic children with CP|
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Validity of the Kinematic Classification of Gait in Diplegic Children With Cerebral Palsy|
- Functional Mobility Scale (FMS) [ Time Frame: at the age of 12 to 17 years ]correlation between the new classification of diplegic gait and the FMS which classifies the functional mobility in children
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|spastic diplegia due to Cerebral Palsy||
Other: classification of gait in diplegic children with CP
To determine the criterion validity of the classification of the pattern of diplegic gait proposed by Ferrari et al. we correlated gait patterns with the score of the FMS.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01158833
|Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova|
|Reggio Emilia, RE, Italy, 42100|
|Study Chair:||Adriano Ferrari, MD||University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Hospital Santa Maria Nuova|
|Study Director:||Stefania Costi, PT||University of Modena and Reggio Emilia|
|Principal Investigator:||Rita Neviani, PT||Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS|