Interrater reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207787
Title:
Interrater reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Authors:
Spirtos, Michelle; O'Mahony, Paul; Malone, Jeni
Affiliation:
Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James, Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. spirtosa@tcd.ie
Citation:
Am J Occup Ther. 2011 Jul-Aug;65(4):378-83.
Journal:
The American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the, American Occupational Therapy Association
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207787
PubMed ID:
21834452
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: We examined the interrater reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function. METHOD: Three occupational therapists independently scored 34 videotaped assessments of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy aged 6 yr, 1 mo, to 14 yr, 5 mo. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) at a 95% confidence interval were calculated for total scores, category scores, and item scores. RESULTS: The correlation between raters' total scores was high (ICC = .961). The highest correlation for test components between raters was found for fluency (ICC = .902), followed by range of movement (ICC = .866), and the lowest correlation was found for quality of movement (ICC = .683). The ICCs for individual test item scores varied and ranged from .368 to .899. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated high interrater reliability for total scores, with scoring of some individual components and items requiring further consideration from both a clinical and a research perspective.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Cerebral Palsy/*physiopathology; Child; Hemiplegia/*physiopathology/*rehabilitation; Humans; Observer Variation; Occupational Therapy/*methods; *Upper Extremity
ISSN:
0272-9490 (Print); 0272-9490 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSpirtos, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMalone, Jenien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:44:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:44:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:44:42Z-
dc.identifier.citationAm J Occup Ther. 2011 Jul-Aug;65(4):378-83.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0272-9490 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0272-9490 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21834452en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207787-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: We examined the interrater reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function. METHOD: Three occupational therapists independently scored 34 videotaped assessments of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy aged 6 yr, 1 mo, to 14 yr, 5 mo. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) at a 95% confidence interval were calculated for total scores, category scores, and item scores. RESULTS: The correlation between raters' total scores was high (ICC = .961). The highest correlation for test components between raters was found for fluency (ICC = .902), followed by range of movement (ICC = .866), and the lowest correlation was found for quality of movement (ICC = .683). The ICCs for individual test item scores varied and ranged from .368 to .899. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated high interrater reliability for total scores, with scoring of some individual components and items requiring further consideration from both a clinical and a research perspective.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshCerebral Palsy/*physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshHemiplegia/*physiopathology/*rehabilitationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshObserver Variationen_GB
dc.subject.meshOccupational Therapy/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Upper Extremityen_GB
dc.titleInterrater reliability of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDiscipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James, Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. spirtosa@tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the, American Occupational Therapy Associationen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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