Effects of power wheelchairs on the development and function of young children with severe motor impairments.

@article{Jones2012EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of power wheelchairs on the development and function of young children with severe motor impairments.},
  author={Maria A Jones and Irene R McEwen and Barbara R. Neas},
  journal={Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={131-40; discussion 140}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled study was to identify any effects of power wheelchairs on the development and function of young children with severe motor impairments. METHODS Participants were 28 children with various diagnoses, aged 14 to 30 months when they entered the study. The Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI), Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, and Early Coping Inventory were administered at entry and after 12 months. RESULTS The on-protocol… CONTINUE READING
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