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Development and reliability of a system to classify gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy
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A five‐level classification system analogous to the staging and grading systems used in medicine, which has application for clinical practice, research, teaching, and administration is developed. Expand
THE GROSS MOTOR FUNCTION MEASURE: A MEANS TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
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Correlations between scores for change on this measure and the judgments of change by parents, therapists and ‘blind’ evaluators supported the hypothesis that the instrument would be responsive to both negative and positive changes. Expand
Validation of a model of gross motor function for children with cerebral palsy.
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Logistic regression, used to estimate the probability that children with CP are able to achieve gross motor milestones based on their GMFM total scores, suggests that distinctions between GMFCS levels are clinically meaningful. Expand
Caregiving process and caregiver burden: Conceptual models to guide research and practice
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Integration of these models used to describe the caregiving process from two diverse fields, pediatrics and geriatrics, into one comprehensive model suitable for this population of children with disabilities and their caregivers is proposed. Expand
Prognosis for gross motor function in cerebral palsy: creation of motor development curves.
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Evidence-based prognostication about gross motor progress in children with cerebral palsy is now possible, providing parents and clinicians with a means to plan interventions and to judge progress over time. Expand
The Health and Well-Being of Caregivers of Children With Cerebral Palsy
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The primary objective of the current study was to examine, within a single theory-based multidimensional model, the determinants of physical and psychological health of adult caregivers of children with CP. Expand
Development of the Gross Motor Function Classification System for cerebral palsy
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The ideas and work behind the creation of the GMFCS are recounted, the lessons learned are reported on, and some philosophical challenges inherent in trying to develop an ordered, valid, and consistent system to describe function in children and adolescents with developmental differences are identified. Expand
Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 and GMFM-88) User's Manual
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A scoring program tutorial for the GMFM-66 and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) for cerebral palsy, and case Scenarios of two children who misfit the GM FM-66 item difficulty model. Expand
Improved scaling of the gross motor function measure for children with cerebral palsy: evidence of reliability and validity.
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The GMFM-66 has good psychometric properties and can provide a better understanding of motor development for children with CP than the 88 item GMFM and can improve the scoring and interpretation of data obtained with the GMFM. Expand
The health of primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: how does it compare with that of other Canadian caregivers?
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Compared with the general population of CGs, CGs of children with cerebral palsy (CP) had lower incomes and were less likely to report working for pay, and more likely to list caring for their families as their main activity. Expand
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