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Camila G. C. Carvalho ; Lilian Nakamoto ; Luiz G. N. Nunes ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2016, 20 3

Author: Katia S. Pinto

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Pinto, Katia S.; Carvalho, Camila G.
C.; Nakamoto, Lilian; Nunes, Luiz G.
N. The Sarah evaluation scale for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: description and results Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
20, núm.
3, mayo-junio, 2016, pp.
267-274 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235046376010 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative original article The Sarah evaluation scale for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: description and results Katia S.
Pinto1, Camila G.
C.
Carvalho1, Lilian Nakamoto1, Luiz G.
N.
Nunes1 ABSTRACT | Background: Assessments of motor-functional aspects in cerebral palsy are crucial to rehabilitation programs. Objective: To introduce the Sarah motor-functional evaluation scale and to report the initial results of its measurement properties.
This scale was created based on the experience of the Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals in the care of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.
Method: Preliminary results concerning the measurement properties of the scale were obtained via assessment of 76 children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.
Experts’ opinions were used to determine an expected empirical score by age group and to differentiate severity levels.
Results: The scale exhibited a high Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (0.95).
Strong correlation was observed with experts’ classification for severity levels (0.81 to 0.97) and with the scales Gross Motor Function Measure and Pediatric Evaluation of Disab...





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