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Assessing body sensations in children: Intra-rater reliability of assessment and effects of age
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation, Perth Children's Hospital, Australia.
School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation, Perth Children's Hospital, Australia.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD. Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0756-6862
School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Australia.
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2019 (English)In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 0308-0226, E-ISSN 1477-6006, Vol. 82, no 3, p. 179-185Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: This article examines the effect of age and gender on somatosensory capacity for children and adolescents, and provides preliminary normative data and reliability for the SenScreen © Kids, a new standardised measure of touch, wrist position sense and haptic object recognition.

Method: A cross-sectional study of 88 typically developing children aged 6–15 years (mean 10.3 years; SD 2.6 years) was used to determine the developmental effects of age and gender on somatosensory capacity. Intra-rater reliability was assessed in 22 of the 88 participants at two time points (mean 8.8 years; SD 2.6 years).

Results: Statistically significant differences were observed between age groups for tactile discrimination, wrist position sense and haptic object recognition, but not for touch registration for which all except one participant achieved a maximum score. There was no effect of gender. Three of four SenScreen Kids subtests demonstrated good intra-rater agreement between time points.

Conclusions: Somatosensory capacity increased with age for typically developing children aged 6–15 years. Three subtests of the SenScreen Kids demonstrated good intra-rater reliability with typically developing children. Further investigation of reliability is required, and all subtests require psychometric testing with clinical populations.

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Sage Publications, 2019. Vol. 82, no 3, p. 179-185
Keywords [en]
Adolescent, child, occupational therapy, outcome assessment, proprioception, stereognosis, touch, article, cross-sectional study, female, gender, groups by age, human, human experiment, intrarater reliability, major clinical study, male, pattern recognition, preschool child, registration, sensation, tactile discrimination, wrist
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Pediatrics Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47140DOI: 10.1177/0308022618786933ISI: 000460048400006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85052580292Local ID: ;HHJCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-47140DiVA, id: diva2:1379980
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved

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