Validity and reliability of the guidelines of the surveillance of cerebral palsy in Europe for the classification of cerebral palsy.

@article{Gainsborough2008ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of the guidelines of the surveillance of cerebral palsy in Europe for the classification of cerebral palsy.},
  author={Mary Gainsborough and Geraldine Surman and Giovanna Maestri and Allan Colver and Christine Cans},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={
          828-31
        }
}
The validity and reliability of the guidelines of the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE) for the classification of cerebral palsy (CP) were tested by administering 10 written case vignettes via an interactive web-based link to 30 SCPE partners. There was a moderately good level of agreement (kappa=0.59) about inclusion as a CP case on the SCPE database. Classification by CP subtype differed in two main areas: assigning spastic versus dyskinetic and judgement of distribution of… CONTINUE READING

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