Clinical acceptability of the sense_assess© kids: Children and youth perspectives
MetadataShow full item record
© 2017 Occupational Therapy Australia. Background: The sense_assess© kids is a standardised, norm-referenced assessment designed to measure the functional somatosensation capacity of the upper limb of children with cerebral palsy. The objective of the current study was to determine if the sense_assess© kids was clinically acceptable to children and youth. Methods: A questionnaire was completed by participants following administration of the sense_assess© kids by a trained occupational therapist. Twenty-six children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (aged 6-15 years six months; mean 10 years eight months; 16 boys) were recruited. Participants responded to questions regarding the administration and level of difficulty of the sense_assess© kids using a Q-Sort of 'like' and 'dislike', Likert scales and short answers. Content analysis was applied. Results: Twenty-one of twenty-six children, indicated that they were 'very happy' or 'happy' with the administration process of the sense_assess© kids. Most participants indicated that they liked the sensation they felt in the hand when tested. Conclusion: This study has demonstrated the acceptability of sense_assess© kids for the population for whom it is intended.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Taylor, S.; Mclean, B.; Blair, E.; Carey, L.; Valentine, J.; Girdler, Sonya; Elliott, Catherine (2017)© 2017 Occupational Therapy Australia. Background: The sense_assess© kids is a standardised, norm-referenced assessment designed to measure the functional somatosensation capacity of the upper limb of children with cerebral ...
Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8-12 year old children (IRISE-C)Kickett-Tucker, Cheryl; Christensen, D.; Lawrence, D.; Zubrick, S.; Johnson, D.; Stanley, F. (2015)Introduction: In Australia, there is little empirical research of the racial identity of Indigenous children and youth as the majority of the current literature focuses on adults. Furthermore, there are no instruments ...
Somatosensory discrimination intervention improves body position sense and motor performance in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsyMcLean, B.; Taylor, S.; Blair, E.; Valentine, J.; Carey, L.; Elliott, Catherine (2017)Objective: This study examined the use of the adult neuroscience-based Sense© intervention with children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP) to improve upper-limb somatosensory discrimination, motor function, and goal ...