Journal article

Somatosensory discrimination impairment in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy as measured by the sense_assess (c) kids

Belinda McLean, Susan Taylor, Jane Valentine, Leeanne Carey, Ashleigh Thornton, Catherine Elliott

AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: To characterise somatosensory discrimination impairment of the upper-limb across domains of tactile discrimination, limb position sense and haptic object recognition using the sense_assess© kids and examine associations with upper-limb motor performance in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: The sense_assess© kids was administered at one timepoint to 28 children, aged 6-15.5 years (M = 10.1, SD = 2.4), with hemiplegic CP (right hemiplegia n = 15) and Manual Ability Classification System Levels I (n = 11) and II (n = 17). Unimanual motor performance was quantified using the Box and Block Test. RESULTS: Tactile discrimination was impaired in 18, limb position s..

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Grants

Awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

Western Australian Health Translation Network; James S. McDonnell Foundation, Grant/Award Number: 220020413; Perth Children's Hospital Foundation; NHMRC, Grant/Award Number: 1134495; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Grant/Award Number: 1022694