Journal article

Clinical acceptability of the sense_assess (c) kids: Children and youth perspectives

Susan Taylor, Belinda McLean, Eve Blair, Leeanne Mary Carey, Jane Valentine, Sonya Girdler, Catherine Elliott

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The sense_assess© kids is a standardised, norm-referenced assessment designed to measure the functional somatosensation capacity of the upper limb of children with cerebral palsy. The objective of the current study was to determine if the sense_assess© kids was clinically acceptable to children and youth. METHODS: A questionnaire was completed by participants following administration of the sense_assess© kids by a trained occupational therapist. Twenty-six children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (aged 6-15 years six months; mean 10 years eight months; 16 boys) were recruited. Participants responded to questions regarding the administration and level of difficulty of the s..

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Grants

Awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Award


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank all the participants and their families who gave up their time so generously. We also thank Curtin University and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children for their ongoing logistical support and provision of resources throughout this study. This research was completed with financial support from an Australian Postgraduate Award, Curtin Research Scholarship and Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation PhD Top-Up Scholarship. Support from NHMRC project grant (#1022694 to LMC) and the James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Award (#220020413 to LMC) are acknowledged.