Annika Sköld

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AIM To describe the development of the Children's Hand-use Experience Questionnaire (CHEQ), and investigate the evidence of its validity based on test content and internal structure of the three scales in it. METHOD The selection of items and questions was based on a literature review, expert opinion, and interviews with families. Data on the final(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired ability to manage time has been shown in several diagnoses common in childhood. Impaired ability involves activities and participation domain (daily time management, DTM) and body function and structure domain (time-processing ability, TPA). DTM needs to be evaluated from an individual's own perspective. To date, there has been a lack of(More)
This qualitative research study was designed to explore and describe the process of planning and performing bimanual activities in young persons with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Interviews with 10 persons individually and four persons in a focus group provided rich information about their reasoning when confronting problems as well as insight into how they(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate coordination of fingertip forces during an asymmetrical bimanual task in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Twelve participants (six males, six females; mean age 14y 4mo, SD 3.3y; range 9-20y;) with unilateral CP (eight right-sided, four left-sided) and 15 age-matched typically developing(More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of young persons using their hemiplegic hand in daily life activities following upper extremity surgery (UES). Ten persons, aged 12-24 years, were interviewed individually five to seven years after surgery. The analysis was guided by a comparative method. The findings show that the(More)
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