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Akbar-Fahimi N, Gharib M, Hosseini S A, Salehi M, Ramazani M, Rashedi V. The Reliability of Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test in Children with Cerebral Palsy. jrehab. 2012; 12 (4) :35-41
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-897-en.html
1- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences,
2- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences , gharib_masoud@yahoo.com
3- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
4- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
5- Hamedan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services (UMSHA),
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Objective: The aim of this study was to survey the reliability of Intra-rater and Inter-rater with and without video camera assessment in children with spastic cerebral palsy.

Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we validate the Quality of Upper Extremity Skill Test questionnaire. Fifty children with hemiplegia aged 19 to 95 months (mean age 61.31 ± 25.7 month) were enrolled in our study using non random available approach. After obtaining parents’ consent, intra-rater assessment was performed in one session and intera rater assessment with camera after 10 days. Then, the third examiner did the reassessment using film observation of 46 children from 50. Spearman correlation for survey the reliability of intra-rater & inter rater with & without video recording assessment & gross motor function classification system 66 for determined functionality of child were used.

Results: Intra-rater correlation was 0.774-0.996, Inter-rater correlation was 0.663-0.998 and correlation for video camera assessment was 0.710-0.974 for the first and third evaluation and 0.652-0.938 for second and third evaluation. P value for sub scales and total score was P<0.01.

Conclusion: There is a high correlation in Intra rater and inter rater assessment with and without video recording in Quality of Upper Extremity Skill Test in children with cerebral palsy. So that it can be used as a reliable test to evaluate Quality of Upper Extremity Skills in these children.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 28/08/2011 | Accepted: 15/04/2013 | Published: 15/04/2013

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