Journal article

High-Level Mobility Assessment Tool Normative Values for Children

Beverly J Eldridge, Mary P Galea, Anne L Kissane, Jonathan C Broder, Samuel L Brilleman, Rory Wolfe, Gavin Williams

Physical Therapy | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical therapists need to be able to evaluate high-level gross motor skills of children to determine their capacity to engage in activities such as running, jumping, hopping, and stair climbing. The High-Level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT) has excellent interrater and retest reliability and is less susceptible to a ceiling effect than existing mobility scales in children who are 6 to 17 years old and have traumatic brain injury. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to develop normative HiMAT score ranges for Australian children and to investigate the relationship between children's HiMAT scores and their age, height, weight, and body mass index. DESIGN: This study used..

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