Carlyne Arnould

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OBJECTIVE To develop a clinical tool for measuring manual ability (ABILHAND-Kids) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) using the Rasch measurement model. METHODS The authors developed a 74-item questionnaire based on existing scales and experts' advice. The questionnaire was submitted to 113 children with CP (59% boys; mean age, 10 years) without major(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chronic hemiparetic patients often retain the ability to manage activities requiring both hands, either through the use of the affected arm or compensation with the unaffected limb. A measure of this overall ability was developed by adapting and validating the ABILHAND questionnaire through the Rasch measurement model. ABILHAND(More)
The aim of this study was to determine age-related changes in tactile spatial resolution from 6 to 16 years old. Two hundred and twenty-two healthy children (105 boys and 117 girls) were assessed. The tactile spatial resolution threshold was determined using a classic set of JVP domes with a procedure adapted for children. Preadolescence appears to be an(More)
OBJECTIVE To study hand impairments and their relationship with manual ability in children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. PATIENTS A total of 101 children with cerebral palsy (mean age 10 years, age range 6-15 years) were assessed. METHODS Three motor and 3 sensory impairments were measured on both hands. Motor impairments(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a questionnaire (ABILOCO), based on the Rasch measurement model, that can assess locomotion ability in adult stroke patients (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health activity domain). DESIGN Prospective study and questionnaire development. SETTING A faculty hospital. PARTICIPANTS Adult stroke patients(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that somatic sensation has a modality for pleasant touch. OBJECTIVE To investigate pleasant touch at the fingertip level (i.e., glabrous skin site) through the elaboration of a linear unidimensional scale that measures (i) various materials according to the level of pleasantness they elicit through active fingertip(More)
OBJECTIVES Several ABILHAND Rasch-built manual ability scales were previously developed for chronic stroke (CS), cerebral palsy (CP), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic sclerosis (SSc) and neuromuscular disorders (NMD). The present study aimed to explore the applicability of a generic manual ability scale unbiased by diagnosis and to study the nature of(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the body functions, activities, and participation of stroke patients, and to investigate the relationships over time with the patients' perceived satisfaction with their level of activity and participation. DESIGN Descriptive. SETTING Hospital, home. PARTICIPANTS Stroke patients (N = 45; mean age ± SD, 69 ± 10.7y) assessed by the(More)
OBJECTIVE Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often have upper extremity (UE) and lower extremity (LE) impairments. While tools measuring separately UE and LE abilities are currently used, activities in which UE and LE are used in combination - numerous in everyday life - cannot be assessed because no instrument allows capturing global activity performance in(More)
Study design:Longitudinal cohort study.Objectives:Previously, the Van Lieshout hand function test for tetraplegia (short form)(VLT-SF) has been transformed into an interval scale (r_VLT-SF) using the Rasch analysis, thereby fulfilling the requirements of an objective measurement. The present study aims (1) to transform r_VLT-SFlogit scores (r_VLT-SFlogit)(More)