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dc.contributor.authorPiovesana, A.
dc.contributor.authorRoss, S.
dc.contributor.authorWhittingham, K.
dc.contributor.authorWare, R.
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, Roslyn
dc.identifier.citationPiovesana, A. and Ross, S. and Whittingham, K. and Ware, R. and Boyd, R. 2015. Stability of Executive Functioning Measures in 8-17-Year-Old Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy. Clinical Neuropsychologist. 29 (1): pp. 133-149.

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The study investigated the stability of executive functioning (EF) measures in children and adolescents aged 8-17 years with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). Here 44 participants with unilateral CP (mean age = 11 years, 11 months; Manual Abilities Classification Scale Level I = 6 and Level II = 37; Gross Motor Function Classification Scale Level I = 22 and Level II = 22) were randomized into the wait-list control group of a large randomized controlled trial. Participants had baseline testing with Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition Short Form (WISC-IV-SF) and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) subtests. Parents completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF). Participants were re-assessed 20 ±2 weeks later with a shortened test battery including the D-KEFS subtests; Digit Span, Coding and Symbol Search (WISC-IV); and BRIEF. Pearson's test-retest reliabilities and Reliable change scores were calculated. Results indicated excellent to fair test-retest reliabilities (r = 0.91-0.74) for all measures except Digit Span Backwards (r = 0.62), Inhibition (r = 0.69), and Initiate (r = 0.68). Reliable change scores applying 90% confidence intervals for estimating reliable change while accounting for practice effects were provided for all measures. The data support the stability of EF measures in this population.

dc.titleStability of Executive Functioning Measures in 8-17-Year-Old Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleClinical Neuropsychologist
curtin.departmentSchool of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
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