Relationship among four functional classification systems and parent interpredicted intelligence level in children with different clinical types of cerebral palsy


ÜNEŞ S. , TUNÇDEMİR M. , ÖZAL C. , ÇANKAYA Ö., SEYHAN BIYIK K. , DELİOĞLU K. , ...More

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROREHABILITATION, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17518423.2022.2051629
  • Title of Journal : DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROREHABILITATION
  • Keywords: Cerebral palsy, function, intelligence, classification systems, GROSS MOTOR FUNCTION, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, MANUAL ABILITY, DRINKING ABILITY, TURKISH VERSION, RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, MACS, ADOLESCENTS, DEFINITION

Abstract

Objective To investigate the relationships between four functional classification systems in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and parent-interpredicted intelligence level, and the functional status in clinical types of CP. Methods Two hundred and twenty-five children with CP ages between 2 and 18 (mean age 6.5 +/- 4.4) years included using the Surveillance of CP in Europe (SCPE) database in Turkey. Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), Manual Ability Classification System (MACS), Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) and Eating and Drinking Classification System (EDACS) levels were classified by clinical observation, and intelligence quotient (IQ) was determined by parent reports. Results Correlations were found between all functional levels; the strongest were between GMFCS-MACS (r = 0.784, p < .001), CFCS-EDACS (r = 0.772, p < .001). Strong correlations were found for the IQ-CFCS (r = 0.762, p < .001) and IQ-EDACS (r = 0.634, p < .001). Correlations were stronger in children with bilateral CP and IQ level Conclusions Taken together, these four classification systems and reported IQ levels can adequately describe overall functioning for children with CP. Our results can guide clinicians in the rehabilitation of children with CP.