Journal article

Measure of Early Vision Use: development of a new assessment tool for children with cerebral palsy

Belinda Deramore Denver, Elspeth Froude, Peter Rosenbaum, Christine Imms

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the development of an assessment tool to describe "how vision is used" for children with cerebral palsy. METHOD: Measurement development consisted of three steps: (i) an online survey to explore the relevance and comprehensiveness of visual behaviours identified in a previous conceptualisation study; (ii) construction of items and a rating scale for the new measure; and (iii) cognitive interviews to explore comprehensibility and refine the measure in preparation for field testing. Survey respondents were 130 parents of children with cerebral palsy, eight adults with cerebral palsy, and 108 clinicians (n = 246). Nine parents participated in the interviews. RESULTS: The new ..

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Grants

Awarded by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Career Development Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The first author has received funding support through the Australian Government Research Training Program for her Doctor of Philosophy Programme and a Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Career Development Grant [CDG7716].