Most rating scales to assess movement disorders in children were mainly designed for adult patients, and are limited to a single type of disorder. A new scale for developmental age, the Movement Disorder-Childhood Rating Scale, was recently designed and validated for children and adolescents aged 4-18 years. We introduce a new version of this scale, the Movement Disorder-Childhood Rating Scale 0-3, suitable for application in children aged <4 years. The scale was tested for reliability and consistency in 40 children (aged 0.3-3.6 years) with different types of movement disorders. The results indicate high interrater agreement on each item, and a high degree of internal consistency on several proposed items. The scale can be used to assess and monitor young children with movement disorders during specific treatments.
|Autori interni:||CIONI, GIOVANNI|
|Autori:||R. Battini;A. Guzzetta;G. Sgandurra;R. D. Pietro;E. Petacchi;E. Mercuri;M. T. Giannini;V. Leuzzi;G. Cioni|
|Titolo:||Scale for evaluation of movement disorders in the first three years of life.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.11.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|