Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Selective Control of the Upper Extremity Scale in Children with Cerebral Palsy


TUNÇDEMİR M. , KARAKAYA KARABULUT J. , KEREM GÜNEL M.

PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PEDIATRICS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01942638.2021.1928809
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Aims To investigate the psychometric properties of the Selective Control of the Upper Extremity Scale (SCUES). Methods Fifty-two children (27 females and 25 males; mean age 9.8 +/- 4.4 years) with spastic type of cerebral palsy (CP) participated in the study. Psychometric analyses included reliability, concurrent validity, construct validity, and discriminant validity. Upper Limb Physician's Rating Scale (ULPRS), Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) were used for concurrent validity. Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) was used for construct validity. Differences in SCUES scores were determined between participants categorized according to their limb distribution and MACS levels. Results Intra-rater reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC] = 0.98) of the SCUES was excellent. SCUES and ULPRS (r = 0.87, p < 0.001), SCUES and MAS (r=-0.93, p < 0.001), SCUES and QUEST (r=0.81, p < 0.001) were highly correlated. SCUES and MACS (r=-0.67, p < 0.001) was moderately correlated. SCUES scores differed significantly between children classifed as MACS levels I versus II and III and between children with hemiparetic and diparetic CP. Conclusion The SCUES appears to be a valid and reliable tool to assess selective voluntary motor control of the upper extremities in children with spastic CP, which may be useful in selecting and planning interventions.