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Haptic Exploratory Procedures of Children and Youth with and without Cerebral Palsy

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posted on 2024-03-01, 06:13 authored by Susan Taylor, Sonya Girdler, Sara McCutcheon, Belinda McLean, Richard Parsons, Torbjorn Falkmer, Peter Jacoby, Leeanne CareyLeeanne Carey, Catherine Elliott
Aims: Compare haptic exploratory procedures (EPs) and exploratory movements (EMs) of children. This study also tested the interrater reliability of a novel digital recording method. Methods: Participants were 31 children with typical development (TD) (aged 6 years 1 month to 15 years 9 months; 14 male) and 23 children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) (aged 6 years to 15 years 5 months; 13 males; right hemiplegia, n = 12). Results: There were no statistically significant differences between groups for expected EP (p =.15), additional EPs (p =.78), or EMs (p =.69) but there was for mean duration of exploration (p <.001) and accuracy (p <.001). This suggests that although children with CP performed similar haptic EPs for each object as children with TD, they took more time and were less accurate in their identification. There was substantial agreement between the two raters' observations of expected EP, κ =.64, p <.0005. Conclusion: Children with CP performed similar haptic EPs as their TD peers. However, despite similarities, the results indicate that for children with CP manual ability was not the primary determinant of accuracy or speed of identification. This study provides evidence for a reliable method of recording haptic EPs.

Funding

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.

History

Publication Date

2019-01-01

Journal

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Volume

39

Issue

3

Pagination

15p. (p. 337-351)

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN

0194-2638

Rights Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Susan Taylor, Sonya Girdler, Sara McCutcheon, Belinda McLean, Richard Parsons, Torbjorn Falkmer, Peter Jacoby, Leeanne Carey & Catherine Elliott (2019) Haptic Exploratory Procedures of Children and Youth with and without Cerebral Palsy, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 39:3, 337-351, DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2018.1477228. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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