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The central role of trunk control in the gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy: a retrospective cross-sectional study

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title = "The central role of trunk control in the gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy: a retrospective cross-sectional study",
abstract = "AIM: Improvement of gross motor function and mobility are primary goals of physical therapy in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between segmental control of the trunk and the corresponding gross motor function in children with CP.METHOD: This retrospective cross-sectional study was based on 92 consecutive referrals of children with CP in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I to V, 39 females, 53 males (median age 4y [range 1-14y]), and 77, 12, and 3 with spastic, dyskinetic, and ataxic CP respectively. The participants were tested using the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), and the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo).RESULTS: Linear regression analysis showed a positive relationship between the segmental level of trunk control and age, with both gross motor function and mobility. Segmental trunk control measured using the SATCo could explain between 38% and 40% of variation in GMFM and between 32% and 37% of variation in PEDI.INTERPRETATION: This study suggests a strong association between segmental trunk postural control and gross motor function and mobility with significant clinical implications for the treatment of children with CP.",
author = "Curtis, {Derek John} and Penny Butler and Sandy Saavedra and Jesper Bencke and Thomas Kallemose and Stig Sonne-Holm and Marjorie Woollacott",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2014 Mac Keith Press.",
year = "2015",
month = apr,
day = "20",
doi = "10.1111/dmcn.12641",
language = "English",
volume = "57",
pages = "351--357",
journal = "Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology",
issn = "0012-1622",
publisher = "Mac Keith Press",
number = "4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The central role of trunk control in the gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy

T2 - a retrospective cross-sectional study

AU - Curtis, Derek John

AU - Butler, Penny

AU - Saavedra, Sandy

AU - Bencke, Jesper

AU - Kallemose, Thomas

AU - Sonne-Holm, Stig

AU - Woollacott, Marjorie

N1 - © 2014 Mac Keith Press.

PY - 2015/4/20

Y1 - 2015/4/20

N2 - AIM: Improvement of gross motor function and mobility are primary goals of physical therapy in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between segmental control of the trunk and the corresponding gross motor function in children with CP.METHOD: This retrospective cross-sectional study was based on 92 consecutive referrals of children with CP in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I to V, 39 females, 53 males (median age 4y [range 1-14y]), and 77, 12, and 3 with spastic, dyskinetic, and ataxic CP respectively. The participants were tested using the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), and the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo).RESULTS: Linear regression analysis showed a positive relationship between the segmental level of trunk control and age, with both gross motor function and mobility. Segmental trunk control measured using the SATCo could explain between 38% and 40% of variation in GMFM and between 32% and 37% of variation in PEDI.INTERPRETATION: This study suggests a strong association between segmental trunk postural control and gross motor function and mobility with significant clinical implications for the treatment of children with CP.

AB - AIM: Improvement of gross motor function and mobility are primary goals of physical therapy in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between segmental control of the trunk and the corresponding gross motor function in children with CP.METHOD: This retrospective cross-sectional study was based on 92 consecutive referrals of children with CP in Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I to V, 39 females, 53 males (median age 4y [range 1-14y]), and 77, 12, and 3 with spastic, dyskinetic, and ataxic CP respectively. The participants were tested using the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), and the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo).RESULTS: Linear regression analysis showed a positive relationship between the segmental level of trunk control and age, with both gross motor function and mobility. Segmental trunk control measured using the SATCo could explain between 38% and 40% of variation in GMFM and between 32% and 37% of variation in PEDI.INTERPRETATION: This study suggests a strong association between segmental trunk postural control and gross motor function and mobility with significant clinical implications for the treatment of children with CP.

U2 - 10.1111/dmcn.12641

DO - 10.1111/dmcn.12641

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 25412902

VL - 57

SP - 351

EP - 357

JO - Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

JF - Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

SN - 0012-1622

IS - 4

ER -

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