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Pediatric Rheumatology

, 12:48

First Online: 20 November 2014Received: 14 July 2014Accepted: 14 November 2014

Abstract

BackgroundThe paediatric Gait, Arms, Legs and Spine pGALS musculoskeletal examination tool is validated for use in school-aged English Speaking children and shown to be practical and effective in acute paediatric practice in the UK and Malawi.
Our aim was to assess the acceptability and practicality of a Spanish translation of pGALS in an acute paediatric setting in Peru.

FindingsFifty-three school-aged children presenting to Hospital Regional de Loreto, Peru were recruited to undergo a pGALS examination using a Spanish translation of the instructions.
The pGALS examination was completed in 92.5% 49-53, with the time taken median 4.42 minutes being acceptable to most parents 98.1%, 52-53.
Most children 88.7%, 47-53, found the pGALS examination caused ‘little’ or ‘no additional discomfort’.
Using pGALS, significant findings were observed in 18-53 34% children; these related to fractures 4-18, hypermobility 4-18, infectious causes 5-18 and soft tissue trauma 5-18.

ConclusionUsing this Spanish translation, pGALS assessment was practical, acceptable and effective in detecting musculoskeletal changes in many children.

KeywordspGALS Musculoskeletal Clinical skills Medical education Child Spanish Paediatrics AbbreviationsMSKMusculoskeletal

pGALSpaediatric Gait, Arms, Legs and Spine

HRLHospital Regional de Loreto.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1546-0096-12-48 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Katrina Abernethy - Sharmila Jandial - Lucy Hill - Ernesto Salazar Sánchez - Helen Foster

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