Journal article

The Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy Functional Impact Scale: development and validation of a new tool.

Kirsty Stewart, Jennifer Lewis, Margaret Wallen, Natasha Bear, Adrienne Harvey

Dev Med Child Neurol | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIM: To outline the development and examine the content and construct validity of a new tool, the Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy Functional Impact Scale (D-FIS), which measures the impact of dyskinesia on everyday activities in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: D-FIS content was informed by a systematic review of dyskinesia outcome measures, in collaboration with children with dyskinetic CP, parents, caregivers, and expert clinicians. The D-FIS uses parent proxy to rate impact of dyskinesia on everyday activities. Construct validity was determined by examining internal consistency; known groups validity with the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), Manual Ability Classific..

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