The Dyskinesia Impairment Scale: a new instrument to measure dystonia and choreoathetosis in dyskinetic cerebral palsy.

@article{Monbaliu2012TheDI,
  title={The Dyskinesia Impairment Scale: a new instrument to measure dystonia and choreoathetosis in dyskinetic cerebral palsy.},
  author={Elegast Monbaliu and Els L Ortibus and Jos De Cat and Bernard Dan and Lieve Heyrman and Peter Prinzie and Paul P De Cock and Hilde M Feys},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={278-83}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Dyskinesia Impairment Scale (DIS). The DIS consists of two subscales: dystonia and choreoathetosis. It measures both phenomena in dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Twenty-five participants with dyskinetic CP (17 males; eight females; age range 5–22y; mean age 13y 6mo; SD 5y 4mo), recruited from special schools for children with motor disorders, were included. Exclusion criteria were changes in muscle relaxant… CONTINUE READING

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