The relationships between capacity and performance in youths with cerebral palsy differ for GMFCS levels
2017 (English)In: Pediatric Physical Therapy, ISSN 0898-5669, E-ISSN 1538-005X, Vol. 29, 23-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: To examine change in, and longitudinal relationships between motor capacity and activity performanceacross the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS).
Methods: Ninety-two youths withcerebral palsy were examined at 2 time points, 1 year apart, using the Gross Motor Function Measure–66(GMFM-66) for motor capacity, and the Chinese version of the Activities Scale for Kids-Performance Version(ASKp-C) for activity performance. The score changes and capacity-to-performance/performance-to-capacitypathways were explored across GMFCS levels.
Results: The GMFM-66 scores declined over time in GMFCSlevels IV-V while ASKp-C scores increased in GMFCS level I. The correlations for both pathways in GMFCSlevels I, III, and IV-V were significant with a higher correlation for performance-to-capacity pathway inGMFCS levels IV-V.
Conclusions: Longitudinal changes in and relationships between capacity and performancediffer between GMFCS levels. The opportunities to perform activities need to be emphasized in GMFCS levelsIV-V.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 29, 23-29 p.
capacity, cerebral palsy, ICF-CY, performance, youth
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31543PubMedID: 27984462ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85007472546Local ID: HLKCHILDIS, HHJCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31543DiVA: diva2:955702