Gross motor function, functional skills and caregiver assistance in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) with and without cerebral visual impairment (CVI)

M. Salavati, E.A.A. Rameckers, B. Steenbergen, C. van der Schans

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Aim: to determine whether the level of gross motor function and functional skills in children with cerebral palsy (cp) and cerebral visual impairment (cvi) as well as caregiver assistance are lower in comparison with the corresponding group of children experiencing cp without cvi. Method: data aggregated from 23 children experiencing cp with cvi were compared with data from children with cp without cvi matched for gross motor function classification system, mental development and age at testing. Scores for gross motor function measure-88 (gmfm-88) and the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory-nl (pedi-nl) were employed to compare the level of gross motor function, functional skills and caregiver assistance between both groups. The wilcoxon signed rank test was utilized with a significance level of p assistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-167
JournalEuropean Journal of Physiotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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