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Validation of a model of gross motor function for children with cerebral palsy.
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
Prognosis for gross motor function in cerebral palsy: creation of motor development curves.
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
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
Improved scaling of the gross motor function measure for children with cerebral palsy: evidence of reliability and validity.
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 Ontario cohort study of running-related injuries.
The risk of injury was associated with increased running mileage but was relatively unassociated with other aspects of training, such as usual pace, usual running surface, hill running, or intense training. Expand
The health of primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: how does it compare with that of other Canadian caregivers?
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
An epidemiologic study of lifting and twisting on the job and risk for acute prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc
An epidemiologic case‐control study undertaken in Connecticut during 1979–1981 indicated that persons with jobs requiring lifting objects of more than 11.3 kg (25 lb) an average of more than 25 timesExpand
Stability and decline in gross motor function among children and youth with cerebral palsy aged 2 to 21 years
The construction of gross motor development curves for children and youth with cerebral palsy (CP) are reported in order to assess whether function is lost during adolescence, and it is shown that declines are clinically significant. Expand
The Reliability and Validity of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test
The Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) was developed to overcome limitations of currently available measures of hand function. This measure evaluates quality of upper extremity functionExpand
Stability of the gross motor function classification system.
There was a tendency for children younger than 6 years who were reclassified to be done so to a lower level of ability, and the results provide evidence of stability of the GMFCS. Expand