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Measuring quality of movement in cerebral palsy: a review of instruments

Boyce, W. F., Gowland, C., Rosenbaum, P. L., Lane, M., Plews, N., Goldsmith, C., Russell, D. J., Wright, V., and Zdrobov, S.
There is a lack of appropriate evaluation instruments in the area of quality of movement in cerebral palsy. Ten measures of quality of movement, or gross motor performance, published between 1965 and 1990, were reviewed according to established criteria. These criteria include the purpose of the measure, validity, reliability, responsiveness, range of items, and description of qualitative components. These measures provide a foundation for further instrument development in the area of quality of movement. (Boyce WF, Gowland C, Rosenbaum PL, et al. Measuring quality of movement in cerebral palsy: a review of instruments.)
Phys Ther
0031-9023 (Print)
Publication year:
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Children (0-18)
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
4 - Performance-based tests
7 - Observations
Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency
MAI - Movement Assessment of Infants
MAP - Miller Assessment of Preschoolers
Milani-Comparettl Test
OMBSAI - Objectives-Based Motor Skill Assessment Instrument
PDMS - Peabody Developmental Motor Scales
TMNF - Test of Motor and Neurological Functions
TOMI-H - Test of Motor Impairment-Henderson Revision
TOMI - Test of Motor Impairment
Wolanski Gross Motor Evaluation