Birgit Rösblad

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The Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) has been developed to classify how children with cerebral palsy (CP) use their hands when handling objects in daily activities. The classification is designed to reflect the child's typical manual performance, not the child's maximal capacity. It classifies the collaborative use of both hands together.(More)
BACKGROUND Kinematic investigations of prehension movements made by children with cerebral palsy are few and mainly focus on the reaching phase. To increase understandings of how both reaching and grasping movements are organized in these children, the aim was to investigate their spatiotemporal characteristics and additionally, how different kinematic(More)
This study explored proximal-to-distal components during goal-directed reaching movements in children with mild or moderate hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP); [seven females, four males; mean age 8 y 6 mo; SD 27 mo], compared with age-matched, typically developing children (seven females, five males; mean age 8 y 3 mo [SD 25 mo]. Severity of HCP was assessed(More)
We investigated in children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) the ability to programme and execute goal-directed arm movements. The sample consisted of 25 males with ADHD (mean age 11 years 6 months, SD 1 year 11 months, range 8 to 15 years) and 25 age-matched typically developing males. The children moved a cursor on a screen by moving a(More)
This study has examined the individual movements of the body segments of a group of 10 standing adults during anterior and posterior platform displacements (3 and 6 cm amplitudes), and compared body movements to neck and ankle muscle response onset times. Differences in the kinematics of movement were observed for anterior vs. posterior platform(More)
What visual information do children normally require for the control of reaching movements? How is performance affected when children do not have access to the preferred mode of perceptual information? These questions were studied in 28 children who were tested on 3 occasions: at 6, 7, and 8 years of age. The task was to pick beads, 1 at a time, from 1 cup(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyze the ability to programme and execute reaching movements in individuals with myelomeningocele (MMC) and in a control group. Thirty-one participants (18 males, 13 females; mean age 12 years 11 months, SD 2 years 7 months, range 9 to 19 years) with MMC and 31 participants (matched for age and sex) without(More)
We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a clinical programme that combined botulinum toxin injections with a functional activity programme to improve manual ability in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. A total of 25 young people age range 2 to 19 years participated. They were given injections of botulinum toxin type A into spastic muscles in(More)