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Relation among the Gross Motor Function, Manual Performance and Upper Limb Functional Measures in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Authors
 Eun Sook Park  ;  Dong Wook Rha  ;  Jin Hee Park  ;  Doug Ho Park  ;  Eun Geol Sim 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.54(2) : 516-522, 2013 
Journal Title
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2013
MeSH
Cerebral Palsy/classification ; Cerebral Palsy/physiopathology* ; Child ; Child, Preschool ; Disability Evaluation ; Hand/physiopathology* ; Humans ; Motor Skills* ; Upper Extremity/physiopathology
Keywords
Cerebral palsy ; upper extremity ; deformities ; classification
Abstract
PURPOSE:
The objective of this study was to describe hand function in relation with gross motor function and subtype of spastic cerebral palsy and to investigate the relationships among gross motor function, bimanual performance, unimanual capacity and upper limb functional measures in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP).
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
We collected upper extremity data of 140 children with spastic CP. The Gross Motor Functional Classification System (GMFCS) was used to assess gross motor function, Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) for bimanual performance, and Modified House Functional Classification (MHC) for the best capacity of each hand. Upper limb functions were evaluated by using the Upper Limb Physician's Rating Scale and Upper Extremity Rating Scale.
RESULTS:
There was a good correlation between GMFCS and MACS in children with bilateral CP, but the correlation was not strong in children with unilateral CP. No significant difference between GMFCS and MACS was found in children with bilateral CP, but children with unilateral CP scored higher on GMFCS than on MACS. A strong correlation was observed between MACS and MHC in children with bilateral CP, but not in children with unilateral CP. The upper limb functional measures in each hand were highly related with MACS and MHC in bilateral CP, but not in unilateral CP.
CONCLUSION:
Gross motor function, bimanual performance and the best capacity of each hand are closely related with each other in children with bilateral CP, but not in children with unilateral CP.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2013.54.2.516
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (재활의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Rha, Dong Wook(나동욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7153-4937
Park, Eun Sook(박은숙) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9144-3063
Park, Jin Hee(박진희)
Sim, Eun Geol(심은결)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/89101
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