Upper Limbs Assessment in Children With Cerebral Palsy
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01988844|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Cerebral Palsy Children||Other: Assessment|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||31 participants|
|Official Title:||Manual Dexterity and Upper Limbs Functionality Assessment in School Children With Cerebral Palsy|
|Study Start Date :||November 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2016|
Children with cerebral palsy
Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy are included in this group. An assessment and an intervention will be carried out.
The children with cerebral palsy were assessed. Different measures evaluating the upper limbs functionality are used.
- Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) [ Time Frame: baseline ]This inventory assess the key functional capabilities and performance in children between six months to seven years old. Three subscales are observed: self-care, mobility and social function. It helps you to identify areas of new functional intervention. Also, it is used to identify functional deficits.
- Upper limbs functionality [ Time Frame: baseline ]The functionality is measured using the Abilhand-kids questionnaire. This questionnaire was designed to cover the widest range of children's manual activities including both unimanual and bimanual activities. For each question, the children and their parents were asked to provide their perceived difficulty to perform the activity on a three-level scale: impossible (0), difficult (1), or easy (2).
- Manual dexterity [ Time Frame: baseline ]Manual dexterity is measured using the 9-hole peg test. This is a brief, standardized, quantitative test of upper extremity function. Both the dominant and non-dominant hands are tested twice. The patient is seated at a table with a small container holding nine pegs. The patient picks up the nine pegs one at a time as quickly as possible, puts them in the nine holes, and, once they are in the holes, removes them again as quickly as possible one at a time, replacing them into the shallow container. The time is recorded.
- Executive function [ Time Frame: baseline ]The executive function is measured using the Porteus Maze Test. It consists of a series of mazes graded in difficulty and standardized for application to children from three years old.
- Handwriting assessment [ Time Frame: baseline ]The handwriting ability is measured with the Handwriting without tears method. It is used to assess memory, letter size,space and movement control.
- Range of motion [ Time Frame: baseline ]The range of motion in upper limbs is measured with a standard goniometer at different levels: elbow, wrist and fingers.
- Upper limbs strength [ Time Frame: baseline ]The strength is evaluated using a digital dynamometer. The strength is measured in Newtons.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01988844
|Department of Physical Therapy|
|Granada, Spain, 18071|
|Principal Investigator:||Marie Carmen Valenza, PhD||Universidad de Granada|