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Motor Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy.
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PMID:  21904192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE:: This study aimed to examine the relationship between fine and gross motor skills and cerebral palsy-specific quality-of-life in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN:: Thirty-nine children with cerebral palsy (29 boys, 10 girls; mean age ± SD, 8.8 ± 2.3 yrs) classified under Gross Motor Function Classification System Level I or II were enrolled. Health-related quality-of-life was evaluated using the Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children (parent-proxy version). Motor functions were measured using the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency. RESULTS:: Regression analysis for QOL revealed fine motor skills, including upper-limb speed and dexterity, which are positively correlated to functioning (r = 0.205, P < 0.01), and visual-motor control that is positively correlated to other domains, including social well-being and acceptance, participation and physical health, emotional well-being and self-esteem, and family health (r = 0.150-0.188, P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS:: Fine motor functions, including upper-limb speed and dexterity and visual-motor control, were the most important motor factors associated with health-related quality-of-life in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.
Authors:
Chien-Min Chen; Chung-Yao Chen; Katie P Wu; Chia-Ling Chen; Hung-Chih Hsu; Sing-Kai Lo
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan (C-MC, H-CH); College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan (C-MC, H-CH); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan (C-YC); Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan (C-YC); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan (KPW, C-LC); Graduate Institute of Early Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan (C-LC); and Graduate School, Hong Kong Institute of Education (S-KL), Hong Kong SAR.
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